wireless card doesn't work...
mikechalmers70 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 31 18:34:35 UTC 2006
On 12/31/06, Dave Sampson <samper.d at gmail.com> wrote:
> My recomendation, that may draw flames would be to forget about FEDORA's
> guis for now...
> Get it working from the command line. even if you only test it using PING.
> I find that FEDORA gui's work fine when the hardware is recognized on
> bootup. but special software I find battling the GUI's slow me down
> until I understand what the problem is. sometimes you need an updated
> driver, or try a different backend. then GUI is a frontend that works
> with different backends.
> Myself I have to run a Shell script manualy to get my ACX100 chipset to
> work... it took me a month or so of tinkering, but I got the card to
> work. All I needed was the NDISWRAPER and it worked like a charm. kinda
> cheating in the eyes of open source, but what works eh?.... then my guis
> recognized it flawlessly.
> Again, I bid you fun and luck.
> Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > Dave Sampson wrote:
> >> Try out this tutorial:
> > http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/wiki/index.php/Quick_HOWTO_:_Ch13_:_Linux_Wireless_Networking
> >> The wireless battle is a fun one... good luck
> > Linux WiFi is not fun.
> > Setting up and maintaining a WiFi LAN
> > is a very painful experience.
> > The tutorial above seems rather good,
> > though it doesn't mention NetworkManager.
> > I've been trying this for a couple of weeks,
> > and have very mixed feelings about it.
> > When it works it is fine;
> > when it stops working it is very hard to recover,
> > in my experience.
> > Even re-booting often will not do the trick,
> > at least in my setup.
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I am going to try Ndis wrapper. Does anyone know anything about this?
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