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I wanted to make a more up to date thread for wireless card setup. I seem to keep repeating the same thing over and over, so I thought a dedicated ...
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- 05-21-2008 #1
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Wireless Setup In Linux
I wanted to make a more up to date thread for wireless card setup. I seem to keep repeating the same thing over and over, so I thought a dedicated thread would be better.
Setting Up A Wireless Card in Linux
Don't worry about trying to install NDISwrapper until you have identified the chipset that your wireless has. When you have all of the info, post it in a new thread.
Windows doesn't automatically support all wireless cards, so don't expect Linux to do it. It may take a little work to get it working.
There actually are some cards that almost work without any configuration, but most require some configuring.
You will need to get some information to diagnose how to make your wireless work. First what type is it? USB or PCI card or built-in? The brand-name of the wireless is less important, but give us that too.
Enter these commands in a terminal and post the output in your thread. Remember that Ubuntu requires the "sudo" command to precede some commands. Distro's like Fedora need the path included with the command.
If it is a built-in or PCI wireless, use this command to determine the card info:
dmesg | grep firmware
I will add things to this as I remember them. Any suggestions appreciated too.
Last edited by waterhead; 11-28-2008 at 05:57 AM. Reason: Added dmesg | grep firmware commandPlease do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.