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Old 09-02-2007, 12:19 PM   #1
FredGSanford
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Madwifi Issue


Hi all. I just switched from cable internet to dsl (at&t) and didn't think about getting any wireless drivers before switching.

I have a D-link DI-524 wireless router hooked up to my Mini Mac and using a DWL-510 wireless nic in my PC tower system.

I have Debian and was able to get wireless net working without much problems and now would like to get Fedora 7 working. It seems I need to get 'madwifi-kmdl-2.6.20-1 rpm' since I'm still using kernel 2.6.20-1.

I can't seem to find it. Does anybody know where I can get this and or any other wifi drivers I would need?

Thnx.
 
Old 09-02-2007, 04:34 PM   #2
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Hmm ... there are some 2.6.20-1 packages at http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3?stat...&field[]=2 but they seem to be for fc6. They might well work I suppose - I don't know anything about fc kernel versioning to be able to say. The only other package you'll need is the matching kernel-devel package.

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Old 09-02-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
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Not a direct answer to your question (about getting the rpm), but if you're willing to build/install from source I found the instructions here to be straightforward enough:
http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/FirstTimeHowTo

I had some issues getting the madwifi rpm (from rpmforge repository) working on CentOS so I opted to go this route.
 
Old 09-03-2007, 09:12 AM   #4
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Thanks. I'll look into both options and see what happens. I wonder would everything to get wifi working be on the FC7 cd/dvd?
 
Old 09-03-2007, 01:01 PM   #5
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Madwifi isn't on OSS CDs as the licence is incompatible with the GPL (madwifi is still free, but has a BSD license I think).
 
Old 11-07-2007, 01:16 AM   #6
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I still haven't gotten this to work. I don't have access to wired internet either, so what other options I can try? Now it looks like I have the old kernel that not matching the drivers.

If I wait for F8, will it be able to install wifi drivers or how will I be able to get the drivers?

Thnx.

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