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Setting up D-Link Wifi Card on FC3

I've recently installed FC3 on my laptop and I'm trying to get my D-Link wifi card to work.

It's a DWL-G650 rev c2 and therefore won't use madwifi, and all i can find information on is setting up wifi for the rev b2 with madwifi...

Can anyone help?
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Jonathan_ellison
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bmquintasCommented:
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rindiCommented:
I'd use ndiswrapper. This system takes advantage of the windows drivers and therefore you should be able to get it to run with almost any wlan card.

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

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Jonathan_ellisonAuthor Commented:
Following the article on questier I get told that no device information is available by using "cardctl ident" instead of the expected output from their site - i'm assuming thats not right...
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pablouruguayCommented:
please use the ndiswrapper to use this card. like rindi told you.  i use similar card with ndis and work fine.
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pablouruguayCommented:
the instructions to make this card work are these.

download the .inf and .sys windows files into linux box
execute

ndiswrapper -i infwinfile.inf
modprobe ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper -l to check and thats all.
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bmquintasCommented:
You'll need the source kernel, since you have fedora there is a rpm for it like kernel-source-<version>

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Jonathan_ellisonAuthor Commented:
So I've installed the card's windows drivers with ndiswrapper and ndiswrapper -l shows the driver's there, but nothing's happening with the wifi card - how do I finish off setting it up?
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rindiCommented:
There's an exact installation description on the ndiswrapper site. Generally what you need to do once you have the modules installed is, run iwlist scan. Do you get any results? If yes, you should see the SSID of your accesspoint. Now enter:

iwconfig wlan0 essid NameOfYourAP (Carefull, this is case sensitive)
iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
dhclient wlan0
ifconfig wlan0 up

Do all the above first without any special security functions and wep keys etc. This is just to start off general setup.
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pablouruguayCommented:
or you can add to
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts

[root@sony network-scripts]# cat ifcfg-wlan0
# WPC54G
DEVICE=wlan0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
HWADDR="00:0F:66:E7:C7:FE"
ONBOOT=yes
IPV6INIT=yes
# Wireless
IPV6INIT=yes
TYPE=Wireless
MODE=Managed
ESSID="LACNIC"
KEY="ae7792acd5efacbbea5 Open"


this is my script modify to your settings
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Jonathan_ellisonAuthor Commented:
Results for iwlist - which one's the wifi card?

[root@osiris ~]# iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
sit0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
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rindiCommented:
That shows something went wrong along the way. Look at your /etc/ndiswrapper/ folder and check the entries there. the driver for your wireless card should be in there if they aren't, repeat pablo's commands, but make sure of the case of the inf file (it is case sensitive).

ndiswrapper -i infwinfile.inf
modprobe ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper -l to check and thats all.

Then try my suggestion again.

Again look at the ndiswrapper site for exact instructions, they are pretty clear and straight forward:

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/index.php/Installation

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Cyclops3590Commented:
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.
I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:
Split Points: bmquintas & rindi & pablouruguay

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