Fedora 8 Wireless Networking Out-Of-The-Box

Randy Yates yates at ieee.org
Mon Nov 19 15:34:17 UTC 2007

"John W. Linville" <linville at redhat.com> writes:

> On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 11:29:43PM -0500, Randy Yates wrote:
>> Does F8 support wireless networking out-of-the-box, including some sort
>> of driver scheme for specific cards/chipsets (similar to the
>> functionality provided by ndiswrapper)? If so, then how do I get my
>> NetGear WG311v3 (Marvell chipset) working without using ndiswrapper?
>> I installed F8 and it has not recognized it.
>> lspci -vvv yields
>> 00:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)
> There is not driver in the Fedora kernels that supports this hardware.
> I'm sorry.  You may have success with ndiswrapper, but I am not in
> a position to support that.  Others on the list will probably be
> willing to help you.

I seem to get 98 percent of the way with ndiswrapper and Marvell's
64-bit driver under 

Linux localhost.localdomain #1 SMP Thu Nov 8 22:14:09
EST 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

That is, I see wlan0 under iwconfig, I can run iwlist wlan0 scan and
see two essids (one being my own), I can iwconfig wlan0 to my 
parameters, but finally when I ifconfig wlan0 up and ifconfig eth0
down, I lose connectivity. 

Any ideas?
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