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Old 04-19-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Post Atheros Network Card Not available...eth0 no such device exists


I have setup a dual boot machine which has OS of Windows Vista (32 Bit) / RHEL 5. The LAN Card details are - Atheros L2 Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base T - Controller. The said Network Card works fine with the ADSL Connection in Windows OS, but does not seem to initialise in Linux. When I run "ifconfig" in terminal window it gives away the prompt - "eth0 no such device exists".Although it shoes the loopback adapter (lo) device working fine. I forgot to mention over here, I have just started with Linux. So, I request "the" Linux Gurus to help me out with this one.

Thanking you in advance.

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Old 04-20-2010, 05:29 AM   #2
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Hi Amargopal,

Below are the steps mentioned on a thread to resolve same issue on RHEL 5.

1- Install and update RedHat 5
2- Build and install madwifi from source
3- ifconfig ath0 up
4- Lauch KDE's wifi application

My mistake was to think that RedHat would have created a wifi0 device. In fact, I needed to use ath0.

Have look at below mentioned thread:



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