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Installing WiFi on my DELL Latitude 420 running Fedora Core 6

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I just installed Fedora Core 6. The WiFi was not detected (once again :( ).
Here are the steps to overcome this problem:

1) Find the type of card installed on your laptop by lspci -v:
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card (rev 01)

Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0007
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 177
Memory at dfdfc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [58] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [d0] Express Legacy Endpoint IRQ 0
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel

2) Download and install the latest ndiswrapper (ndiswrapper-1.27.tar in my case)

# cd ndiswrapper-1.27
# make uninstall
# make
# make install
# lspci -n
[root@localhost DRIVER]# ndiswrapper -h
install/manage Windows drivers for ndiswrapper
usage: ndiswrapper OPTION
-i inffile install driver described by 'inffile'
-a devid driver u…

Installing WiFi on my ThinkPad

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I installed CentOS 4.4 and was surprised to find out that the wireless connection was not working.
After some Internet searching I did the follwing two steps which solved the problem:
1) Installed the IPW2200 firmware
2) Installed the WiFi Radar
Enclosed are screen shots that summerise all the ingredients and the successful happy end