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  1. #1
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    Fedora Core 6 wireless almost working! Help please

    Hello! I was wondering maybe someone can help me with ndiswrapper. I recently installed Fedora Core 6 (FC6) with the dreaded Linksys WPC11 v4.
    I first tried following instructions from
    But now I have been following the instructions from

    I followed the instructions, but when I get to entering ndiswrapper –m I get the following output:
    module configuration contains directive install pci:v000010ECd00008180sv00008180sd000010ECbc*sc*i* /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
    ;you should delete that at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 713, <MODPROBE> line 1.
    module configuration contains directive install pci:v000010ECd00008180sv*sd*bc*sc*i* /sbin/modprobe ndiswrapper
    ;you should delete that at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 713, <MODPROBE> line 2.
    module configuration already contains alias directive

    After doing all of that, the POWER and LINK lights of the card are ON. But when I try to install a wireless card in the Gnome GUI, I don’t see the option ndiswrapper(wlan0)

    The tutorials haven’t been clear in specifying what to do after you DO get all the console commands/outputs correctly (should I go to the GUI and add the new wireless card ndiswrapper(wlan0) ?)

    Any ideas to help me get the stuff working would really be appreciated!


    PS: here’s the steps I followed Before doing ndiswrapper –m
    ================================================== ==
    [root@localhost ~]# ndiswrapper -l
    net8180 : driver installed
    device (10EC:8180) present
    [root@localhost ~]# depmod -a
    [root@localhost ~]# modprobe ndiswrapper
    [root@localhost ~]# dmesg

    (lots of info)
    ndiswrapper: driver net8180 (Realtek,10/07/2004,5.173.1007.2004) loaded
    ndiswrapper: using IRQ 11
    wlan0: ethernet device 00:0c:41:73:19:6e using NDIS driver: net8180, version: 0x500aa, NDIS version: 0x500, vendor: 'Realtek RTL8180 Wireless LAN (Mini-)PCI NIC ', 10EC:8180.5.conf
    wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA; AES/CCMP with WPA
    wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (some numbers there, not x’es)
    [root@localhost media]# iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:off/any
    Mode:Auto Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
    Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
    RTS thr:2432 B Fragment thr:2432 B
    Encryption key:off
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    sit0 no wireless extensions.

    [root@localhost media]# iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0 Scan completed :
    Cell 02 - Address: 00:0F:66:91:73:A3
    Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
    Quality:75/100 Signal level:-48 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm
    Encryption key:on
    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
    24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s

    [root@localhost media]# iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
    [root@localhost media]# iwconfig wlan0 key restricted ac6e18bf89
    [root@localhost media]# iwconfig wlan0 essid latinamerica
    [root@localhost media]# iwconfig wlan0

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"mylittleweb"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:0F:66:91:73:A3
    Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
    RTS thr:2432 B Fragment thr:2432 B
    Encryption key:AC6E-18BF-89 Security mode:restricted
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality:67/100 Signal level:-53 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:-1069425439 Invalid misc:-1050748928 Missed beacon:0

    [root@localhost media]# ifconfig wlan0 up

  2. #2
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    Jan 2007
    welcome to the forum

    scan gives ESSID "mylittleweb"--why do you use

    but never mind: "dhclient wlan0" should get an ip addr
    the sun is new every day (heraclitus)

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