I am new to linux...i recently installed fedora 8 on my acer Laptop...its travel mate 4270..It is a dual boot O.S ..it uses windows XP and fedora 8 of course...Well the installation of fedora 8 went smoothly..but then since i use Wireless at home i found out that the wireless doesnt blink..in the sense in XP when i switch on the wireless it blinks and to be more precise even in Ubuntu it did work..but only in Fedora 8 it did not..i was trying to see in google if ther is any way of getting it running..
My Wireless Specification : Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network connection.
Any help or related steps on this topic will be appreciated..
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If the chip on the device was in anyway supported, it probably required ndiswrapper (a linux "wrapper" linux is software which allows using a device's Windows driver in place of a non-existent linux driver). Support likely improved in later distros with improved manufacturer cooperation.
Given these past hassles, I always prefer powerline devices or ethernet instead--generally, wired nics and cards are supported very well in linux.