You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. That said, I’ve been experimenting with a Netgear WGv2 this afternoon with not much luck in Fedora. If you are trying to install ndiswrapper from the ndiswrapper site then you have misunderstood the instructions in the howto. It is marked as drivers for MA v1 but works for v2 also. Because of this the options when using a Netgear WG with Linux were to either use WEP, which provides little or no real protection to an even remotely determined hacker, or to manually configure your network connection and WPA encryption. RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.

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After a while you should be prompted for a password. See this forum thread.

Install the linux-firmware-nonfree package from the multiverse repository before plugging in the device: However, if you want to identify the chipset inside, one way is to run the command: It’s far the easier of the two courses of action. This will lunux be encoded and converted, so don’t be surprised if you see it again and it is much longer!

I’ve only actually got it to connect to an access point with no encryption on it. While they have been working reasonably well as wireless adapters using the RTL drivers for a while, WPA was always exceedingly difficult to set up correctly.

WEP versus WPA WEP and WPA are both wireless encryption methods used to secure your connection to your wireless network so that no-one can listen in to your traffic and so that only people with the password can use the network.


I have a success with the kernel drive for real RTL before a hundred of posts reads and with trial and error I have success with the kernel drive for rtl with kernel version 2. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Many good well writing post on installing and setting up under Fedora.

That clearly says that you should install the livna repository and then install ndiswrapper using yum.

WG111v2 – G54 Wireless USB Adapter

This will be wlan0 if this is your only wireless device. Links Hive World Terra – articles, downloads, fanfiction and an encyclopedia for Wg1111 Workshop’s games.

For this to succeed you must install build-essentials Enjoy your wireless! When you have installed it properly with yum, and when you linud the full root privileges then you will be able to proceed.

Netgear WG111v2 (revision 2)

Firstly, there are two types of Netgear WGv2’s in circulation. Visit the following links: I performed a re-boot at this point. This can be achieved from within the netwrok tools also; this example is using Nstgear restricted access. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.

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The most likely explanation is that they were related to that most useful of features – the keyring for remembering passwords. Now you can define connections and their encryption method within a small control panmel. Can you please forward the links of setting up the wireless connection on fedora 8.


I am relatively new to linux, having just switched over from windows, and up until now everything was working great. Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.

For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. IBBoard Development the open-source way….

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Does anyone know how I could get this to work? While investigating this I noticed an option for WPA encryption. Though the author tested qg111 the version 1 dongle it was reported that the version 2 dongle also works. Now my connection normally starts up fine every time and associates correctly.

Hello milesstandish The usual reason for the message “command “ndiswrapper” netggear not exist” is that you have not acquired the full root privileges before you issue the command, either that or you have not installed the ndiswrapper program from livna.

Prerequisites The following packages are required: Linux I own two USB wireless adapters.