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



On Mon, 2007-11-19 at 10:57 -0500, Randy Yates wrote:
> Also, if I get the driver working, e.g., via ndiswrapper, should I
> be able to use Netmanager to manage my wireless connection?
> 
> --Randy
> 

Yes but it would be beter to get a Linux driver.  By the way there is an
article on page 46 of the December Linux Jounal discussing how to use
ndiswrapper.
> 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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