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Re: Fedora 8 Wireless Networking Out-Of-The-Box



Also, if I get the driver working, e.g., via ndiswrapper, should I
be able to use Netmanager to manage my wireless connection?

--Randy


Randy Yates <yates ieee org> writes:

> "John W. Linville" <linville redhat com> writes:
>
>> On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 11:29:43PM -0500, Randy Yates wrote:
>>> Does F8 support wireless networking out-of-the-box, including some sort
>>> of driver scheme for specific cards/chipsets (similar to the
>>> functionality provided by ndiswrapper)? If so, then how do I get my
>>> NetGear WG311v3 (Marvell chipset) working without using ndiswrapper?
>>> I installed F8 and it has not recognized it.
>>> 
>>> lspci -vvv yields
>>> 
>>> 00:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)
>>
>> There is not driver in the Fedora kernels that supports this hardware.
>> I'm sorry.  You may have success with ndiswrapper, but I am not in
>> a position to support that.  Others on the list will probably be
>> willing to help you.
>
> I seem to get 98 percent of the way with ndiswrapper and Marvell's
> 64-bit driver under 
>
> Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.23.1-49.fc8 #1 SMP Thu Nov 8 22:14:09
> EST 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>
> That is, I see wlan0 under iwconfig, I can run iwlist wlan0 scan and
> see two essids (one being my own), I can iwconfig wlan0 to my 
> parameters, but finally when I ifconfig wlan0 up and ifconfig eth0
> down, I lose connectivity. 
>
> Any ideas?
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