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Old 03-23-2006, 01:29 AM   #1
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Question Madwifi on FC5, where the heck am i going wrong ????


ive spent the last 6 hrs trying to install the madwifi drivers for my D-Link DWL-G650 wireless card. The sad part is i cant find one place on the net where exact and precice instructions are given and as a result, my wifi card loads up in the hardware tab of Network configuration but when i try to create a wireless connection, the atheros dev doesnt show. instead it shows when i create an ethernet connection !!!

all i did was install the madwifi drivers from source then when after restarting i saw no change i configured and installed them via yum. what more do i need to do ? can anyone pls give me some precice steps here ??

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Old 03-23-2006, 11:27 AM   #2
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Try this few sites, I have my done by just installing it through yum. Becareful with your kernel version though.


www/linuxcompatible/org/installing_d-link_dwl-g510_in_fedora_core_4--problems_t33521.html

madwifi/org/wiki/UserDocs/Distro/RedHat
 
Old 03-23-2006, 11:28 AM   #3
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Please replace the / with dot(.) because the site does not allow me to post URL before I post 5 msg
 
Old 03-29-2006, 02:54 PM   #4
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hmm...........well, i seem to be able to connect to unsecure websites using the first-time-how-to on the madwifi website. thats great but i just wish there was an easier way to bring up the wifi, say through the network system tools in gnome. the reason i say this is cos i have to manually activate the pcmia card, then scan for networks, lock onto one and then get the dchp to give me an i.p address. isnt there a gui tool which can do all this ? or does one do thos manually each time ?
 
Old 03-30-2006, 05:26 AM   #5
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I do think I need to scan for network everytime I activity it.

The SSID can be specified in the Network Configuration Tool.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 12:31 PM   #6
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how exactly can i specify the SSID in the Network COnfig Tool ?
 
Old 04-02-2006, 07:20 AM   #7
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You should see 4 tabs under the Network Configuration Tool:
(1) General
(2) Route
(3) Hardware device
(4) Wireless settings

To set SSID and other wireless related stuff, you should choose (4).

Then,
(1) Set the Mode to "Auto".
(2) Set the Network Name(SSID), to "Specified" and then set the name accordingly.
(3) For the rest, set them to your network specific values.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-03-2006, 10:18 PM   #8
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umm what distro are u using mate ? im using Fedora core 5 and i dont seem to have anything in my Network settings that matches ur discription.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 12:17 AM   #9
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I am using FC5 myself.

Please post what you see and where you click to go there.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 04:49 PM   #10
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well, i go from System -> Administration -> Network
upon entering the su password i see 5 tabs, Devices, Hardware, IPsec, DNS & Hosts.
Is there another network configuration tool or something ?
 
Old 04-04-2006, 05:38 PM   #11
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I installed madwifi using RPMs and this is what my network settings look like:
http://4crito.com/screenshots/fc5wireless.png
 
Old 04-04-2006, 08:46 PM   #12
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Ok if you see the Device, Hardware...tabs, then do this:

(1) Select the Device tab (default).
(2) Select the wireless card (should be ath0).
(3) Click on EDIT button on top.
(4) You should then see the General, Route...tabs.
(5) Follow the instruction as given before.
(6) There is an option in General tab that will allow you to start the card on startup.

NOTE: That is only to startup and wireless card automatically, I do not know much about PCMIA card (or is it the same thing? . Sorry.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 04:11 PM   #13
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i think they should be the same thing. either way, there is no ath0 in my devices tab. infact, in the hardware tab there is an atheros communications hardware that is "wifi0" but that shows up as a ethernet connection and not a wireless connection. http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7...eenshot4ff.jpg should show you what i mean. any ways can i convert this to a proper wireless dev ?

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Old 04-10-2006, 12:58 AM   #14
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anyone ?
should i just reinstall it or something ? i did that several times be4 i think, using yum and had no success.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 03:44 AM   #15
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problem is you should really uninstall first, but since you installed from source that's not so easy. you'll have to manually undo whatever it did to your devices.
 
  


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