written by cail • posted in How-To • 517 views 4 comments

Finally I made this NetGear WG511v3 "Made in China" card work on my TravelMate352 under Fedora Core 4.
The google information is kind of misleading sometime. Here is what I did exactly:

1. download kernel-devel to get the kernel head information, and kernel.src.rpm of the FC4 is not necessary
# rpm -Uvh kernel-devel[-xen0]-[version].[arch].rpm
# ln -s /usr/src/kernels/kernel-[all-the-rest] /usr/src/linux

2. download driverloader 4KB kernel path from here and install the rpm

3. download ndiswrapper source
#ln -s /usr/src/linux- /lib/modules/VERSION/build
make distclean, make, make install

4. get the driver for WG511 from windows XP install files (.inf and .sys files)
#ndiswrapper -i netwg551.inf
check using #ndiswrapper -l

5. edit /etc/modprobe.conf file, disable alias prism54, disable driverloader, add
options ndiswrapper if_name=eth1
alias eth1 ndiswrapper

6. modify two files, where XX need to be replaced
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1
IPV6INIT=no
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=yes
PEERDNS=yes
GATEWAY=
TYPE=Wireless
DEVICE=eth1
HWADDR=XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
NETMASK=
DHCP_HOSTNAME=
IPADDR=
DOMAIN=
ESSID=XXXX
CHANNEL=1
MODE=Managed
RATE=54Mb/s

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/keys-eth1
KEY=0xXXXXXXXXXX

you can also change these things by GUI tools

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