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and I dont have problems with this, but I can't see my wifi card on the network hardware to configure it. Searching I found that I need to create an archive: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ath0 and I create it whit this info:
Perhaps you should use your distro's package search function for those commands to install them. Alternatively you could try ndiswrapper- which will also require those commands, I installed an Atheros card using ndiswrapper- no problems at all.
Fedora, for some reason, requires the full path to these commands by default, and they are located in /sbin. As an example:
will tell you the state of your network devices.
By what you have described, it seems that the drivers are installed correctly. This is assuming that you are using the 2.6.20-1.2695.i686 kernel, if you are using a different kernel version, you need the madwifi-kmdl and madwifi-hal-kmdl to match.
I would suggest using NetworkManager to manage your card. It is very easy to use and is very helpful when you are on the road with the laptop.
Install it via yum, if it isn't installed already. You can start it by issuing the command:
Then run the command
Click on the Icon in the system tray and you should see a list of wireless networks available.
If all is well, have NetworkManager checked in the Services under System-->Administration.
Hi there, thanks for the help, but doesn't work yet.
When I run the NetworkManager it found my eth0 conection, but don't find the wireless. If I go to the System - Administration - Network menú I see the wifi device, but when I try to put it up I have an error message:
Do not get active the ath0 device!
/sbin/ifup configuration of ath0 not found,
Use: ifup <device name>
ifup is a command that will bring the interface up... I would recommend trying ifup ath0 (run this as root/su) and then giving it a go... if I recall correctly a previous poster said you would need to use the full path of that command ie /sbin/ifup ath0
When I try to do this the system try to download the package: kernel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6
but when done and trying to install the driver I get this message:
[('package kernel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6 is already installed', (2, None, 0L)), ('file /boot/System.map-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6', (7, '/boot/System.map-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6', 0L)), ('file /boot/config-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6', (7, '/boot/config-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6', 0L)), ('file /boot/symvers-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6.gz from install of kernel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6', (7, '/boot/symvers-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6.gz', 0L)), ('file /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6', (7, '/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6', 0L))]
and the driver it doesn't get installed... if I try to install the other files I get no problems.