Fedora 5 Linux not detecting WMP54G wireless card.

Posted on 2006-05-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Alright, I just downloaded Fedora Core 5 Linux and got it installed on my other computer.
Problem is, I'm not sure that its detecting my wireless card.

Under the KWiFiManager it claims that its disabled.
How on earth would I enable it?

Obviously I'm a Linux newbie, a serious Linux newbie.

Note ~:~ I will consider this question answerd and reward the points once I am able to connect to the internet from the computer in question.
Question by:Zlord1
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    Not many wireless cards get recognized by linux, and often you need to install ndiswrapper or linuxant. Linuxant is commercial and after a trial period you need to pay, but it may be somewhat easier to get to run.

    ndiswrapper is free and opensource, but can be more difficult to get to run. Check out the wiki's on the homepage and follow the instructions exactly. There is also a wiki which explains how to get it installed on FC5.

    Both of the above use a similar method and need the windows drivers for your wireless lan card to get it to work.

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