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Re: Wireless Dlink USB on Fedora Core 2

There's a really good howto at this page here.


Keep in mind that the default .config shipped with the Fedora kernel works fine, you won't need a vanilla kernel.

> From: "Gaffey, Mike" <MGaffey fastekintl com>
> Date: 2004/05/29 Sat PM 07:23:08 CDT
> To: "'fedora-list redhat com'" <fedora-list redhat com>
> Subject: Wireless Dlink USB on Fedora Core 2
> First, thanks for the help w/ my dual boot problem ... working great now!
> I'm trying to figure out how to get a dlink DWL-122 USB installed.  I'm a
> bit overwhelmed with all the information available.  I could use a quick
> list of everything that needs to be done and gotchas.  From what I've been
> reading it looks like I need to install wlan-ng which involves rolling my
> own kernel or something which is a bit confusing because most of the info
> looks like it is for the 2.4 kernel and I'm running the 2.6 in a default FC2
> install ... how do I know which wlan-ng package to use w/ what kernel source
> and where the heck do I put all the stuff I'll be creating - there appears
> to be some confusion - maybe only in my head :) - in the various things I'm
> reading about where the FC2 kernel is located.
> It looks like if I get the kernel/wlan thing figured out, I need to install
> a driver from prism for the USB wireless device ... even this doesn't appear
> to be all that straight forward.
> FYI ... I've never messed w/ the kernel and have mostly used RPM packages on
> the old Red Hat distros for just about everything, so while I have managed
> to get Apache, MySQL, PHP, Postfix, Samba, etc working on Red Hat 7+ over
> the years, I'm still pretty much of a newbie when it comes to doing "nuts
> and bolts" kinds of things in linux, so explain it to me like I've never
> seen a computer before.  There is tons of info on the web about just about
> everything Linux related, but for this particular problem I haven't been
> able to piece the various fragments of info together in a way that makes me
> understand how to do make this happen.
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