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Old 02-01-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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Netgear WG311T, MadWiFi installation woes on OpenSuSE 10.0


I am trying to install MadWiFi (I have the latest snapshot, Feb. 1) and get wireless networking set up on OpenSuSE 10.0. I removed the older modules, and I performed "make (i386, I believe)" and "make install". So far, so good. I was able to perform "modprobe ath_pci" -- which went without any problems. Unfortunately, I hit a brick wall on the "Creating an Interface" part. I typed in "wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta", and I was given this message

wlanconfig: ioctl: Invalid Argument
What does this mean, and how can I resolve the issue? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Old 02-01-2006, 10:09 PM   #2
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Try 'wlanconfig ath create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta'
Leaving out the 0 from ath will make it to choose number it self and might work.
Have you looked at madwifi's docs for suse?
Search the madwifipage for the error and you will find the answer.
Old 02-02-2006, 06:37 AM   #3
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I realized that the step I had problems with wasn't necessary with the version I am using. I now run into trouble right here:

dhclient ath0
I recall typing 'dhclient', and nothing happened. Then, I tried 'dhcpd' instead, and at the end, it said:

configuration errors encountered -- exiting
Old 02-02-2006, 05:48 PM   #4
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If you did not get this software from, please
get the latest from and install that before
requesting help.

If you did get this software from and have not
yet read the README, please read it before requesting help.
If you intend to request help from the
mailing list, please read the section on the README about
submitting bug reports and requests for help.

Please do not under any circumstances send requests for
help directly to the authors of this software - please
send them to the appropriate mailing list as described in
the README file.
That was right after the error message appeared. So, what's the deal? Do I have to upgrade the dhcpd/dhclient?


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