Wireless Network driver needed
duncanbrown at linuxadvocate.net
Sun Apr 25 15:29:19 UTC 2004
with the card in, type this:
this'll give you verbose details about your pci devices, find your network
adapter. what you're looking for is the chipset (not made by linksys)
described inside, and then head over to the manufacturer of the chip. i
have a belkin, but the chipset is admtek (who have linux drivers).
now, you'll probably need to compile the kernel module, which should be
nothing more than unarchiving the .tar.gz/bz2 file, going into the dir and
type 'make' this should create a .o file which you'll need to copy into
your wireless modules dir.
/lib/modules/(kernel version here)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
now, just reboot and let kudzu find the module.
i had troubles with fedora and my belkin, since i had a natsemi nic in
already, which kudzu decided to overwrite. yay for kudzu.
so, it modified my /etc/modules.conf and my
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 (which it should have just
created a new ifcfg-eth1)
so, what you should do is backup the modules.conf and your ifcfg-eth0
BEFORE rebooting to your /root dir.
now, if you reboot and it does overwrite your files and your old hardwired
nic isn't listed anymore, then you'll need to do this:
edit the /root/ifcfg-eth0 file and change the interface (eth0) to eth1
(and if you don't want to use your hardwire nic as your connectoin to the
internet anymore, remove the GATEWAY= line)
rename the file to ifcfg-eth1 and copy it to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts
now, look at how /root/modules.conf is different from /etc/modules.conf,
if there's a line in your backup /root/modules.conf, add it to your
-+(duncanbrown at linuxadvocate.net
Dave Smith said:
> Does anyone know where to get a driver for a Linksys PCI Adapter
> WMP54GS? I've tried the Linksys web site without success and done Google
> searches to no avail.
> Dave Smith
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