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Get FC5 to recognize my wireless card.

Posted on 2006-05-13
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Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I have a Dell XPSM140 which is really just a suped up Inspiron.
I know that when I insert the latest Knoppix DVD, it recognizes my wireless card just fine.
However, when I installed FC5, it places the
"02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI Adapter (rev 05)"
Under Ethernet devises, not Wireless.

I am fairly good with linux, but not a guru, which is why I installed, it, to help me.
Therefore, your going to have to step a bit down the leet speek ladder with me.

Now when I try to initialize the device under Eth1(Ethernet Devices), I get this error.
"ipw2200 device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization."

And when i try and add a new wireless device, the Pro Wireless driver is not on the list.
Can anyone reccommend how to do this, or guide me to a well explained intrustions page?

Question by:KellyCraig
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xDamox earned 2000 total points
ID: 16677236

Could you issue the following and paste your output iwconfig -a

I would suggest you use Ndiswrapper there is a good tutorial at


Follow that guide and you should get your wireless card working.


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ID: 16679058
Here is the iwconfig output.
I am going to the link now.

[kcraig@shieko ~]$ /sbin/iwconfig -a
-a        No such device

[kcraig@shieko ~]$ /sbin/iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

[kcraig@shieko ~]$

Author Comment

ID: 16679243
Well, the ndiswrapper thing didnt quite work, however it turned me onto a post abotu someone downloading the firmware.
So I yum'd the firmware, rebooted, and walla, ty.


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