My distro is fedora 17 Gnome -64, and the wireless adapter is Edimax EW-7612UAn V2. I never used wireless on this computer and it is not so long ago I installed this op system. I installed wireless on another computer with fedora 17 few years ago, but I don't remember how to set it up.
There is no wireless showing up anywhere, and I couldn't set it up with network connection because it didn't see the adapter, I think.
This is what I've done:
I've built the wpa_supplicant, had one error, but fixed it. The driver won't build I think, the only directions where to build and make wpa_supplicant, but now I found that there is a driver folder to with a makefile, can't build that one, says that a folder is missing. This is from the file on their website to build. But there is no wireless. I've done everything in the readme file from the vendor. But no wireless showing up?
sudo lshw -c network -sanitize *-network description: Ethernet interface product: 82573E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 logical name: p1p1 version: 03 serial: [REMOVED] size: 100Mbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=2.2.14-k duplex=full firmware=1.0-7 ip=[REMOVED] latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s resources: irq:42 memory:d0080000-d009ffff memory:d0000000-d007ffff ioport:4000(size=32)
After I took the extension cord "off" the adapter, the system could see it:
description: Wireless interface physical id: 1 bus info: usb@3:1 logical name: wlan0 serial: [REMOVED] capabilities: ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8192cu driverversion=3.9.10-100.fc17.x86_64 firmware=N/A link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
But it says that the hardware is disabled? In the network manager