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Old 10-21-2004, 06:09 PM   #1
fugitiveTD
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Wireless Atheros Chipset Drivers


I bought the
LevelOne wireless lan card
which has the Atheros chipset
but I do not have the Drivers although I have the Kernel 2.6.8.1 which is claimed to support this chipset.
I visited the Atheros site but if I understand well I have to pay 15$ subscription to get the drivers.
Such a thing is at least rediculous! (assuming I am not wrong)
 
Old 10-21-2004, 06:59 PM   #2
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Nope,

http://madwifi.sourceforge.net

Post back if you get stuck in the compile or the install, or heck... the configuration, we do it all here at LQ.

Cheers,

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Old 10-21-2004, 07:01 PM   #3
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Ah bloody heck they've been juggling the page again, just check the wiki for them:

http://madwifiwiki.thewebhost.de/wiki/FrontPage

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 10-22-2004, 09:36 AM   #4
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OK thnx 4 the help but....
I downloaded the official installation manual from the LevelOne.
It prompts me for

http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/

I visit this page but when I click "DirectDownload" I get nothing but donates,subscriptions etc
I'm a liitle bit pissed off. Never occured to me such a thing.TO pass through millions of diff. just to find drivers.

I only ask to get my card work with Linux.

DO I ASK MUCH??
 
Old 10-22-2004, 11:01 AM   #5
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Have you used cvs to get the source code... it's the best way I've found. Have cvs installed and from the command line...

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/madwifi \
co madwifi

Last edited by spankers; 10-22-2004 at 11:05 AM.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 11:33 AM   #6
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I know this solution, but I do not have Internet Connection installed on Linux.
I think it's a vicious circle.

Download the drivers to have internet
but to have internet u need the drivers
 
Old 10-22-2004, 11:47 AM   #7
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I can email you a tarball I just generated from latest madwifi cvs... size is 1.6M . Send me a private message with your email address if interested.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 06:43 PM   #8
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http://www.clockwatching.net/~fin/ra...i-20030802.tgz

That's a pretty old package set at this stage, but it worked fine for me.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 10-23-2004, 06:25 AM   #9
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I don;t care if it is old.
I just need something, anythig would b fine for beginning
If I establish a connection then I can dload the latest version
 
Old 10-25-2004, 04:21 PM   #10
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@spankers.
Although I am logged in I can't send you pm.
I get the following error message
Pretty weird ha?

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Logged in user: fugitiveTD [logout]


Please send me a personal message with your e-mail and i'll reply you from my e-mail.
And thank you in advance
 
Old 10-25-2004, 04:29 PM   #11
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PM's are borked. My email is:
vpr dot matrix at charter dot net

As usual, replace dots and at with appropriate symbols.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:22 PM   #12
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I having trouble with atheros wireless card(actuall a netgear wg311t). I can get the drivers madwifi drivers loaded but I can't get an ip.
Also, I have to manually load the drivers every boot.

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:34 PM   #13
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Well, after hand loading them, do you see a wireless device:

iwconfig ath0

If so, has it associated with the access point:
Code:
eth0      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"junk"  Nickname:"sidearm"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422GHz  Access Point: 00:03:2F:01:D6:97  
          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   Sensitivity:1/3  
          Retry limit:4   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:1234-1234-12
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:40/92  Signal level:-55 dBm  Noise level:-95 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:11
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
This being the important bit: Access Point: 00:03:2F:016:97

That's the MAC address of the access point, a pretty good sign the wireless side of things is doin' alright.

If its not there, let's try some things:

ifconfig ath0 up
iwconfig ath0 essid nameofyournetwork
iwconfig ath0

See it yet? Using WEP?

iwconfig ath0 enc 1234123412
iwconfig ath0

Of course, use your key.

Once you can see the MAC:

dhclient ath0

Or is mandrake still using dhcpcd... herm....

dhcpcd ath0

All of the above has to be executed as root of course. Post back where you get suck.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 11-23-2004, 08:23 PM   #14
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Thanks for the reply
after loading the drivers manually
access point 00:0f:b5:25:58:11

ifconfig ath0 up took the command with no errors

iwconfig ath0 essid charlie

iwconfig ath0
mode=master
essid charlie
access point xx:xx:xx:xx

dhclient ath0

sit0 unknown hardware address 776
sit0 unknown hardware address 776

no dhcpoffers received
no working leases in persistant database sleeping

dhcpcd ath0
bash command not found

That's what I got so far.
Can you make anything out of what I have sent You?

I think I'm close but I don't know where to go

Thanks for you help
Charlie
 
Old 11-23-2004, 09:02 PM   #15
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Why the driver was by default in master mode is a little weird....

iwconfig ath0 mode managed

Master is when you want it to be the AP. Now let's see what you get.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
  


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