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Old 8th June 2007, 03:46 AM
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Exclamation Need Good Steps to Install Intel 3945ABG WIFI CARD

Hello.
I did a search on the forum to make sure I found steps on how to install this nic card... Well all the post some of the links are broken.

Can someone put together on basic steps on were to download the files, and how to install them through the command line. Like a step by step manuel.

this would be really great... I'm am having trouble with this wifi card... I know that the ipw2200 had some good steps but I don't have that card any more.

This would help me a lot if someone could do this for me.

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Old 8th June 2007, 03:59 AM
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Old 8th June 2007, 04:05 AM
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Thank you for the help but I'm running 6 right now... do you think I should upgrade to 7 ?
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Old 8th June 2007, 04:09 AM
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Nope fedora 6 is even easier.

Install the freshrpms repository.
http://fedoramobile.org/fc-wireless/

Use the freshrpms howto.
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Old 8th June 2007, 04:22 AM
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Question for you... FC7 is different now for downloading ... I notice it's not the 6 cd anymore... I just went to a mirror site. under releases/7
I see Everything, Fedora, and Live...

Which one do i download when it comes time to install...
I notice the Live folder has the Fedora-7-Kde-Live... is that the only cd that I need now? it's the i686.iso

the other folder I notice has the DVD one...
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Old 8th June 2007, 07:23 AM
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Yeah the releases have cd and dvd ones. cd wise it can be a gnome or kde one.

Your choice really which one you want to install. Read the release notes on http://fedoraproject.org

Read common problems so you have an understanding of the risks associated with it.
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Old 8th June 2007, 06:02 PM
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I followed the steps very clearly explained in:
http://fedoramobile.org/fc-wireless/ipw3945/
It works smoothely in my fc6 on asusa8j
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Old 8th June 2007, 06:17 PM
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for fc6 add the freshrpms repo
then do 'yum install ipw3945' as root
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Old 8th June 2007, 08:06 PM
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Thank you for the help. I think I might of figured it out... I'm able to hit the F2+FN key to turn on the wifi. But my little for it is blinking so fast is that normal?

I'm able to to do iwlist scanning and see our 2 connections that are protected... Those are my test one we setup here at work.

But when I click on KnetworkManager I don't see them on there...

is there something wrong with the software or did I miss configure the wifi card? How would I know if I did everything correct when loading the drivers for the wifi card?

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Old 8th June 2007, 08:54 PM
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You may observe text output when booting. Try as root:
iwconfig
route
system-config-network
and check there.
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Old 8th June 2007, 10:02 PM
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Well I'm able to see the wifi card on the system-config-network... So if I do see it there that would mean i did configure it correctly right?

Other thing KnetworkManager is not working right... when I turn on my wifi card and do iwilist i see 2 connection. when I click on the icon I dont see any... is Knetworkmanager good to run or is there something else I could us.

Im running KDE for my desktop. I also found KIWIManger... in that one I do see one but can't connect to it... does not let me ...

Any help would be great.
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Old 9th June 2007, 03:33 AM
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I believe in FC6 they weren't working. I'm not 100% sure though.
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Old 9th June 2007, 05:50 PM
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I know very little about KDE. Why do not you try wifi-radar. It is very helpful for me on GNOME
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Old 18th June 2007, 07:57 AM
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I tried to install freshrpms and i got theese:

[root@localhost drivers]# rpm -ivh http://freshrpms.net/pub.freshrpms/f....fc.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://freshrpms.net/pub.freshrpms/f....fc.noarch.rpm
error: open of <!DOCTYPE failed: No such file or directory
error: open of HTML failed: No such file or directory
error: open of PUBLIC failed: No such file or directory
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