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Old 22nd December 2004, 04:03 PM
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WAG511 not recognized

I've been tearing my hair out with this lately...

I have an hp pavilion zv5000 laptop, with a netgear WAG511 wireless car.
The pcmcia slot is recognized, but the card is not. I installed the madwife drivers, but when I run ifconfig, only my realtek network card (eth0) is recognized.

I am running fedora core 3 (2.6.9-1.681_FC3).

Is there something I forgot to do?
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Old 22nd December 2004, 06:06 PM
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I have a WG511 wireless card that works fine. Is yours really a WAG511 or is that a typo? The WG511 needs the prism54 module loaded as well as the firmware. Go to prism54.org and get the firmware. You probably need the firmware. Rename it to isl3890. Create the folder, if it's not already there, /lib/firmware and place the isl3890 firmware in this folder. As root, do lsmod and see if the prism54 module is loaded. If so, you should now be ready to configure the card as normal. Good luck.

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Old 22nd December 2004, 07:28 PM
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nah, it's not a typo, it is WAG, not WG. I think the difference is it does a/b/g, instead of just g. but I'll give your suggestion a shot.

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Old 24th December 2004, 04:56 PM
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ok, here's what I have done:

I edited /etc/pcmcia/config.opts according to this site:
The laptop the author of that site was using is identical to mine, except my cpu is a 32 bit core, not 64

When that didn't work, I followed the instructions here:

unfortunately, when I run "ifconfig ath0 up", I get the following:
ath0: unknown interface: No such device
subsequently, "ifup ath0" gives me:
ath_pci device ath0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.
so clearly my problem is Fedora not recognizing my network card. The pcmcia slot is recognized just fine, but it's ignoring the card that's plugged into it

anyone know what I've done incorrectly?
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