hi im all new to linux i want my D-link DWL-650+ wireless card to work

i can bearly move around linux but i relly want to do just this, i want my D-link DWL-650+ wireless card to work i cant make my cd work and its not picking it up in YEAST or what ever it is by the way im not using knone if its to any help can some 1 help skimo

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i can bearly move around linux but i relly want to do just this, i want my D-link DWL-650+ wireless card to work
i cant make my cd work
and its not picking it up in YEAST or what ever it is
 
by the way im not using knone if its to any help
 
can some 1 help
 
 
skimo

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Hi skimo,
 
Do a search of this forum, it has been answered before. Here is my solution on Fedora Core 4:
 
1) check the current kernel details in terminal by running "uname -a". Write down what is shown.
 
2) Go to ATrpm ( http://atrpms.net/dist/fc4/madwifi/) in Firefox 1.07 (or later) and download madwifi-0.9.6.0-18.rhfc4.at.i386.rpm by clicking on the link (I'm not running a 64bit processor). When this is run in the Firefox download manager you get the option to "open with" and in the drop down box "install packages (default)". Hit OK. This will install this rpm. Do this before you proceed to the next step.
 
3) Now search the ATrpm Fedora driver list ( http://atrpms.net/dist/fc4/madwifi/) and make sure you get the correct rpm to match your kernel details you wrote down in Step 1) above. In my case "uname -a" told me that my kernal is 2.6.14-1.1644_FC4. I do not have a 64bit processor running so I selected this rpm: madwifi-kmdl-2.6.14-1.1644_FC4-0.9.6.0-18.rhfc4.at.i686.rpm. Make sure you click on the "madwifi-kmdl-" rpm that matches both your your processor and kernel.
 
4) Click on the correct rpm as described in 3) above and Firefox will offer to install it. Click OK.
 
5) Reboot your computer.
 
6) Go to Desktop in your FC4 top panel. Select "System settings" then "Network". Type in your root password when asked and you will be taken to graphic menu that will list your network cards. In my case my laptop has an ethernet card and the wireless card. Until I installed Madwifi as described above the wireless card was not listed.
 
7) The wireless card is now listed under "Devices", in my case under the ethernet card. Check the box to the left next of the wireless card and press the "Activate" button.
 
8) When you go to leave the network menu you will be asked to save the new settings. Press OK. You're almost there.
 
9) Your card will still not be working. Restart your computer.
 
10) Bingo! It works.
 
Additional Comments for Kernel Upgrade.
 
11. Download the appropriate driver for the new Kernel. Install as suggested by the Firefox prompt. Reboot the computer and the driver is recognised.
 
Regards
John


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Hello,
 
Me too, I have the same wireless PCMCIA card.
 
My processor is a 1955, but there is no such file available... what can I do about that?
 
I would be very happy if I could get my card to work!!
 
Thank you very much!!
 
Greetings,
 
Geoffrey
 


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There may not be a build for your current kernel available.
 
What is the total output of uname -a?
 
What version of Fedora are you running?
 
BTW, I think that you may mean ther kernel version as 1955, which is not the processor type, which would be something like;
 
i386
i486
 
where, madwifi-kmdl-2.6.14-1.1644_FC4-0.9.6.0-18.rhfc4.at.i686.rpm
 
The red part is the kernel version and the green part is the processor type.