Showing posts from October, 2006

Installing WiFi on my DELL Latitude 420 running Fedora Core 6

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

Installing WiFi on my ThinkPad

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