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Per the "sticky" at the beginning of this forum, I am including the relevant output of the WirelessSetup script below. Briefly, I have FC12 newly installed on a Dell box ...
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    FC12 with NetGear and/or Airlink101


    Per the "sticky" at the beginning of this forum, I am including the relevant output of the WirelessSetup script below. Briefly, I have FC12 newly installed on a Dell box that's a few years old, currently running a dual-boot system with XP Home SP2 on another partition and have both a NetGear WG311v3 and an AirLink101 150N installed (both are PCI, the NetGear is 802.11g and Airlink101 is 802.11n [draft].

    Both work with XP but I am eventually getting rid of XP and going with just FC12 on this box, so would like to get at least one of these wireless cards to work with it. Have done some research and thought that I would need to use ndiswrapper, looked like the NetGear card would work according to SourceForge (sp?) so I got ndiswrapper 1.55 installed (correctly, so far as I could determine) and ran it according to instructions for the XP driver files but when I do the "modprobe ndiswrapper" I get an error (ndiswrapper not found). Is ndiswrapper still the way to go for this? Seems like most of the relevant posts I've found are at least a couple years old.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance rendered. Pretty much a newbie here, so please explain any necessary actions in detail ...

    ===== WirelessSetup output follows =====
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge [1106:0314]
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:0314]
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-via
    00:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge [1106:1314]
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:1314]
    00:00.2 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge [1106:2314]
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:2314]
    00:00.3 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. PT890 Host Bridge [1106:3208]
    00:00.4 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge [1106:4314]
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:4314]
    00:00.7 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge [1106:7314]
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:7314]
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge [1106:b198]
    00:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless [11ab:1faa] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Netgear WG311v3 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter [1385:6b00]
    00:0b.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT2760 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R Cardbus [1814:0701]
    Subsystem: Device [1948:3c8d]
    00:0f.0 IDE interface [0101]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller [1106:3149] (rev 80)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:3149]
    Kernel driver in use: sata_via
    Kernel modules: sata_via
    00:0f.1 IDE interface [0101]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE [1106:0571] (rev 06)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:0571]
    Kernel driver in use: pata_via
    Kernel modules: pata_via
    00:10.0 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 81)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:3038]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:10.1 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 81)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:3038]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:10.2 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 81)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:3038]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:10.3 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 81)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:3038]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:10.4 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 [1106:3104] (rev 86)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:3104]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:11.0 ISA bridge [0601]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South] [1106:3227]
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:3227]
    Kernel modules: i2c-viapro
    00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller [1106:3059] (rev 60)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8198]
    Kernel driver in use: VIA 82xx Audio
    Kernel modules: snd-via82xx
    00:11.6 Communication controller [0780]: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC'97 Modem Controller [1106:3068] (rev 80)
    Kernel modules: snd-via82xx-modem
    00:12.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] [1106:3065] (rev 7
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:80ff]
    Kernel driver in use: via-rhine
    Kernel modules: via-rhine
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/P4M800 Pro/P4M800 CE/VN800 [S3 UniChrome Pro] [1106:3344] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:3344]

    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 13fe:3100 Kingston Technology Company Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 054c:0243 Sony Corp. MicroVault Flash Drive
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 1630:0042
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04fc:05d8 Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

    ============ lsmod ============
    Module Size Used by
    vfat 8744 2
    fat 41836 1 vfat
    fuse 52712 4
    via 34436 2
    drm 135916 3 via
    sunrpc 158388 1
    ip6t_REJECT 4620 2
    nf_conntrack_ipv6 17548 2
    ip6table_filter 3168 1
    ip6_tables 11144 1 ip6table_filter
    ipv6 239428 22 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
    p4_clockmod 4364 0
    dm_multipath 14472 0
    uinput 6852 0
    rndis_wlan 19476 0
    cfg80211 73044 1 rndis_wlan
    rfkill 16220 1 cfg80211
    snd_via82xx 22024 2
    gameport 9672 1 snd_via82xx
    snd_via82xx_modem 10796 0
    snd_ac97_codec 92136 2 snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem
    snd_seq 46960 0
    ac97_bus 1424 1 snd_ac97_codec
    rndis_host 9028 1 rndis_wlan
    ppdev 8200 0
    snd_mpu401_uart 6348 1 snd_via82xx
    cdc_ether 7916 1 rndis_host
    snd_pcm 64932 3 snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_ac97_codec
    usbnet 15020 3 rndis_wlan,rndis_host,cdc_ether
    snd_rawmidi 19212 1 snd_mpu401_uart
    snd_seq_device 6232 2 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
    joydev 9320 0
    snd_timer 17992 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    i2c_viapro 7304 0
    via_rhine 19848 0
    snd 50908 13 snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_ac97_codec,snd_s eq,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_dev ice,snd_timer
    mii 4120 2 usbnet,via_rhine
    serio_raw 5156 0
    soundcore 5672 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 7892 3 snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_pcm
    i2c_core 23160 2 drm,i2c_viapro
    parport_pc 22748 0
    parport 29300 2 ppdev,parport_pc
    ata_generic 4320 0
    pata_acpi 3676 0
    usb_storage 46824 2
    sata_via 8516 3
    pata_via 8532 0
    floppy 47700 0

    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/0f-02-07

    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686.PAE

    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:17:31:2E:9C:13
    inet addr:192.168.1.76 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::217:31ff:fe2e:9c13/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:993 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:69 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:63113 (61.6 KiB) TX bytes:7479 (7.3 KiB)
    Interrupt:23 Base address:0xc00

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:480 (480.0 b) TX bytes:480 (480.0 b)


    ============ iwconfig ============

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    You have two challenging wireless cards there.

    I think the Netgear device does still need ndiswrapper. It looks like there is/was a driver in progress, the mrv8k, but everything I found said it doesn't work.

    Code:
    [/00:0b.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT2760 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R Cardbus [1814:0701]
    Subsystem: Device [1948:3c8d]
    This is the Airlink card. Ralink has released a linux driver for it, the rt2860.

    I couldn't find recent info for Fedora 12, but it looks like the rpmfusion repos have this driver.
    Here is a guide. It's a little old but should work.
    HOWTO: Native rt2860, rt2870 & rt3070 wireless drivers for Fedora - FedoraForum.org

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    I see a wireless driver loading:
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    rndis_wlan             19476  0 
    cfg80211               73044  1 rndis_wlan
    rfkill                 16220  1 cfg80211
    rndis_host              9028  1 rndis_wlan
    This would be for a USB wireless, but I am not sure if it is showing up in the list. Is there a wireless USB card attached too?

    Edit: I believe that driver is loading for this device.
    Code:
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 1630:0042
    Which is this:

    2Wire USB Remote NDIS Ethernet
    Last edited by waterhead; 12-02-2009 at 04:43 AM.
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    Yes, there is a 2wire USB DSL router attached but that one is not wireless.

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