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Hey all,

Reading some of these posts on a server guide [Re: Updated Server Guide for Fedora Core 5], i would like to submit, or rather enquire as to the validity of adding a guide on wireless internet installation using ndiswrapper, and also touch on some of the built in wireless support, such as IPW2200...

I have written recently, and refined, a guide for Fedora Core 5, for the installation and configuration of a wireless network using ndiswrapper, that includes how to configure WEP/WPA/TKIP security encryption, and how to install ndiswrapper using yum and repos, manual compiles, and from cvs.

This guide has been the culmination of extensive work, based on problmes many many people have with wireless internet, and using ndiswrapper. In fact most dont even know what ndiswrapper is, or what it does, let alone how to use it. To date, i have yet to see any official fedora instructions for this type of problem, and only scattered wiki pages that are often mish mashed together on [1].

My wireless guide is written in HTML, and is viewable here [2] and is detailed and split into sections, for ease of reading. If some one can have a look over this guide. I would cleans this guide up, and re-write in the third person, should this guide be of use as an official document. I already have had my guide linked to a number of times by various places, including fedoraforum.org, and also [3] fedorazine.

[1]http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net
[2]http://www.manix-place.co.uk/wireless.html
[3]http://www.fedorazine.com

I feel this guide could help many more fedora users, and could do with being made "official", given the lack of information on the web about wireless unless you know what you are looking for, and how to use it. This guide simplifies the mass of information into 7 sections that guide you through preparations to installations and finally configurations, with troubleshooting, and useful links sections. POlease feel free to comment on this and let me know what can be done about making this official.

And further, with respect to this:
I usually withhold my more blatant and gushing enthusiasm until such
time as additional folks step up to help whip these documents into
fighting shape.  Looking at our contributor list[1], I see a lot of
names that popped up for roughly five minutes on the mailing list and
then were never seen again.

Would you be interested in joining in the effort[2]?  Your enthusiasm
could be contagious if followed up with some elbow grease!  :-)

= = =
[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/Contributors [2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/NewWriters

i have been involved as much as i can, admittidly not as much as i had hoped, but i actually never thought this guide, or anything else could be of use. I have an NTFS guide on the same website (listed in my sig) should this also be of any use, and have many more lined up, which is why i have not been as active. However i have been trying to edit wikis in the games sections as often as i can, and work with the docs projects. I am eager to write more and could to with some guidance from those more experienced. I am also not adverse to elbow grease, so i think you will enjoy the final products i produce, under the right guidance and criticisms.

Sorry for the extensive reply, and i hope someone can help guide me, and comment on this work??

Mr Adam L Moreland (MAniX) | Registered Linux User: #417406
BA (Hons) Media Studies, 2nd Year, UoN
WEB: http://www.manix-place.co.uk
BLOG:http://www.2welshmen-and-a-sheep.co.uk
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From: Miles Brennan <miles brennan id au>
Reply-To: For participants of the Documentation Project <fedora-docs-list redhat com> To: For participants of the Documentation Project <fedora-docs-list redhat com>
Subject: Re: Updated Server Guide for Fedora Core 5
Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2006 22:34:11 +1000

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Paul W. Frields wrote:
>>> 1.  The document is licensed as CC BY-NC-SA, so you would need to
>>> relicense it as OPL 1.0 [2] for the Fedora Documentation Project to use
>>> it.

I've had a read of the OPL, am I able to choose options with the license?

>>>
>>> 2.  The document would benefit from style editing.
>> While I don't disagree with your comments,
>> I would be much more enthusiastic about this document.
>

That's ok, I knew what Paul meant.

> I did use the word "commendable" in there somewhere... ;-)  These days,

I did note that ;-)  thank you.

> I usually withhold my more blatant and gushing enthusiasm until such
> time as additional folks step up to help whip these documents into
> fighting shape.  Looking at our contributor list[1], I see a lot of
> names that popped up for roughly five minutes on the mailing list and
> then were never seen again.
>
> Would you be interested in joining in the effort[2]?  Your enthusiasm
> could be contagious if followed up with some elbow grease!  :-)
>
> = = =
> [1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/Contributors
> [2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/NewWriters
>
>

The document didn't get submitted last year because I didn't have time
to bring it up to the latest version (FC4) and to then start preparing
for the next revision before it's scheduled release.

May I suggest that we possibly prepare this document "as is" for FC5,
obvioulsy fixing any major technicalities, and then start working on the
next revision ready for the final release of FC6. This may also allow me
time to finish off the extra 3 chapters on my TODO list.

My wiki account is "MilesBrennan" and my cvsdocs is "mbrennan" (waiting
approval).
I hope you have a good backup, I have used neither of these before ;-)


Regards,
Miles
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