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Old 15th January 2010, 10:51 AM
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Question Problems installing Asus wl-138g wifi adapter

So i have an Asus wl-138g pci wifi adapter but i having problems finding out how to get it installed in fedora 12.
I have got ndiswarpper installed fine and i have the drivers for the card but not sure exactly what i need to do to install the drivers and then setup the card and my network.

I'd really appreciate any help i can get.
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Old 15th January 2010, 11:14 AM
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Hello darklighthim

Welcome to the forum.

I'll post the remainder of the instructions for ndiswrapper if you require them, but are you sure you do?

Most wireless cards are a repackaging of a small range of chipsets and it's that which determines what you have to do in Linux.

Code:
lspci
run from the command line should help us determine what you have.
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Old 15th January 2010, 11:35 AM
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Hello darklighthim

Welcome to the forum.

I'll post the remainder of the instructions for ndiswrapper if you require them, but are you sure you do?

Most wireless cards are a repackaging of a small range of chipsets and it's that which determines what you have to do in Linux.

Code:
lspci
run from the command line should help us determine what you have.
Cheers for the reply.

I managed to install the card and had it working but i now have a new problem which is that i restarted fedora and i can't seem to get the wireless connection to show up, i am using the wired connection at the moment and i can see the wireless settings and when the connection was last used but i can't see how to connect to it and how to make i connect automatically on boot.
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Old 15th January 2010, 11:59 AM
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Hello darklighthim

Are you using NetworkManager, that's the icon to the left of the clock in the panel on both KDE and Gnome?

What steps have you followed to make sure ndiswrapper loads each time you boot the machine?

Did you get ndiswrapper from the approved source, rpmfusion?

Try posting the output of:

Code:
nm-tool
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Old 15th January 2010, 12:20 PM
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I have Network Manager and i am using it with my wired ethernet connection just now.

I didn't set ndiswarpper to load at boot as i din't know i had to

I used the yum command to downalod ndiswarpper.

The output of nm-tool is

NetworkManager Tool

State: connected

- Device: eth0 [System eth0] --------------------------------------------------
Type: Wired
Driver: sky2
State: connected
Default: yes
HW Address: 00:50:8D:B6:FB:F9

Capabilities:
Carrier Detect: yes
Speed: 100 Mb/s

Wired Properties
Carrier: on

IPv4 Settings:
Address: 192.168.1.100
Prefix: 24 (255.255.255.0)
Gateway: 192.168.1.1

DNS: 194.168.4.100
DNS: 194.168.8.100
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Old 15th January 2010, 12:31 PM
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Hello

Here are the full instructions for ndiswrapper, try working through them and see if you missed any parts out.

Quote:
Use the command:

Code:
uname -r
to find your running kernel. That will either be PAE or not.

then:

Code:
su -
That's a space and a minus sign after the su. It gives full root rights over the machine, not just over your own environment which is what you get with plain su.

If you haven't already, install the rpmfusion repositories:

Code:
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
Install ndiswrapper:

Code:
yum install kmod-ndiswrapper
or:

Code:
yum install kmod-ndiswrapper-PAE
depending on which kernel you discovered.

This should bring in the three relevant packages.

Then set up and configure ndiswrapper with:

Code:
ndiswrapper -i <path to your windows driver file>.inf
should install the driver,

Code:
ndiswrapper -l
if it is going to work should return "driver present" and "hardware present"

Code:
modprobe ndiswrapper
should load the driver into the kernel, but probably only until you reboot.

If you are lucky now and NetworkManager is running then after a short while it 'may' begin reporting wireless networks. NetworkManager is the preferred method of connecting to wireless networks with Fedora and should be located in the notification area of either KDE or Gnome just to the lefto of the clock.

If it works, or indeed if it doesn't you will also need to run:

Code:
ndiswrapper -mi
to ensure the ndiswrapper module loads each time of booting.

Please remember that ndiswrapper is only happy with Windows XP/98 drivers and doesn't get on with Windows Vista drivers. Of those it doesn't happily co-exist with all XP/98 drivers either. Be prepared to experiment if your original doesn't work.
Post back with questions or problems.
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Old 15th January 2010, 01:32 PM
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Thanks very much for your help, i went through all steps and its now allowing me to connect to my wireless network every time.
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