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    Wireless Support in Debian and Fedora 8


    Does Fedora 8 support wireless devices like WiFi cards?

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    Wireless Support in Debian and Fedora 8

    Does Debian Linux support WiFi devices?

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    Yes and it depends on the wireless card.

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    Hello, and welcome to Linux Forums!

    There are wireless drivers in the Linux kernel that Fedora 8 uses. But you can always install the latest drivers. The source can be downloaded from here:

    Download - Linux Wireless

    The compat-wireless driver package needs a kernel that is <= 2.6.22. On my Fedora 8 file server I have 2.6.23, so you should be OK. You also need these files/programs installed to compile drivers:

    kernel-devel (kernel source)
    kernel-headers
    gcc
    make
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    Ethernet Bonding

    Is there anything in linux like Ethernet bonding for wireless cards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasiha View Post
    Is there anything in linux like Ethernet bonding for wireless cards?
    This sounds like a project. You may want to work on getting the cards to work, first.

    A google search did find some info on NIC bonding. One said that the card must support changing the MAC address while the interface is open. The other suggested that you need two AP's, Here's two interesting finds.

    Wireless NIC Bonding troubles - Ubuntu Forums
    Tips and Tuning for Ethernet Bonding With Linux

    Good luck, and keep us posted on how this works out.
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    Using a suggestion that I found in one of my previous links, I searched my kernel source for the phrase "set_mac_address". I ran this command on my source folder:
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     grep -lir "set_mac_address" /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.28/drivers/net/*
    These are the wireless results, I omitted the non-wireless results and cleaned it up to be just a list of drivers.
    Code:
    airo
    arlan
    atmel
    hostap
    ipw2100
    ipw2200
    libertas
    libertas_tf
    prism54
    strip.c <-- (I don't know what this is.)
    wavelan
    wavelan_cs
    zd1201
    Keep in mind, this is just the open source drivers. There may be drivers supplied by the chip manufactures that are also capable. This also only applies to the "set_mac_address" command.

    Here is a page with more info on those drivers:

    Drivers - Linux Wireless
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    XenSocket in fedora8

    Is there anything like XenSocket patched in fedora8? How does the guest VMs communicates with each other on the same FC8 host?

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