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  1. #1

    need help configuring linux to detect wireless


    I just recently install fedora core 5 on my toshiba satellite A60/65 laptop. During installation, I set up DHCP to configure automaticall as oppose to inputting a static. However, Iam unable to configure my wireless card to view or connect to wireless network within range.

    [B]I tried using these three commands to activate my wireless card:[/B]/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkManger on
    /sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkMangerDispatcher on
    /sbin/service NetworkManger start ; /sbin/service NetworkManager Dispatcher start


    THese commands enabled the icon displaying the connection status to appear in the panel...which reads " no network connection"

    Here are the specific when I executed "ifconfig":
    eth0
    Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:A01C5:B7

    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1

    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    Interrupt:19 Base address:0xe000
    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:2239 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

    TX packets:2239 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:2356523 (2.2 MiB)
    TX bytes:2356523 (2.2 MiB)



    HERE ARE THE PCI INFO:

    Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc R200 AGP Bridge [Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP]
    (rev 05)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 340M]
    00:13.0
    USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc OHCI USB Controller #1 (rev 01)
    00:13.1
    USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc OHCI USB Controller #2 (rev 01)
    00:13.2
    USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc EHCI USB Controller (rev 01)
    00:14.0
    SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SMBus (rev 1
    00:14.1
    IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc ATI Dual Channel Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
    00:
    14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 434c
    00:14.4 PCI
    bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 4342
    00:14.5
    Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP150 AC'97 Audio Controller
    00:14.6
    Modem: ATI Technologies Inc IXP AC'97 Modem (rev 01)
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller:
    ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility 7000 IGP02:04.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications,
    Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
    02:06.0 CardBus bridge:
    Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
    02:07.0
    Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

    After executing iwconfig this is what I got:

    lo no wireless extensions

    eht0 no wireless extensions

    sit0 no wireless extensions


    I hope this detail enough information to help determining the problem

    I'll really appreciate whatever help I can get.

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    from lspci, looks like yr wireless is

    Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)

    you need to install a driver, so the kernel can recognize the card.

    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...=atheros&go=Go

    points you toward several. Or you can use the "madwifi" driver

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/

    I suggest reading the sticky in this "wireless internet" forum. Or google on "atheros wifi linux"

  3. #3
    I have the docs for yum, but it seems somewhat unclear to me...when a yum command is issued, the docs say it "downloads" the proper packages etc. Since I am trying to make a wireless system work, I obviously don't have access to the internet yet. Am I chasing my tail here issuing a command that "downloads" the proper package when I in fact don't even have access to the internet yet?

    2) I ran the uname-r cmd to determine my kernel. It returned 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5. When I viewed the livna repository, I didn't see a madwifi kernel module-package that support this kernel. what do I do in this case?

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