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i am really new in this feild but i already install the CentOS and now the matter of installing Atheros Wireless Drive but really i dont have any clue at all how to install. where to get this drive but some satying about if you install .rpm you dont have to do any thing so i really dont know any thing. Is ther any way any of my friend tell me the command and trick and procedure and if they have any software whcih help me to install that driver that would be really really great.
Atheros chipset is supported by madwifi driver. You can get the drivers for "FEDORA CORE" at www.atrpms.net. I guess the RPM for Fedora wont work on your OS. You can anyway download the tarball and compile.
Anyways, just to recheck,
[anurag@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lspci -vv
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
Subsystem: Global Sun Technology Inc Trust Speedshare Turbo Pro Wireless PCI Adapter
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 168 (2500ns min, 7000ns max), Cache Line Size 10
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 185
Region 0: Memory at ff900000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
The madwifi driver works perfectly for my device. Do come back if you have doubts.
I suggest you use yum to solve the dependencies for you. There are isntructions for adding the yum repository with the MadWifi drivers at the MadWifi site. If you want to download directly from ATRPMs all of the packages for CentOS 4 are available on this page. If you are unable to get these installed please post the exact error messages you see.
And get this package:
Try installing that and see what kind of results you get. I recommend Fedora Core 3 packages because you might not have the latest glibc libraries that FC5 apparently has builtin. But that's another topic. Let me know how this works.
this time when i used madwifi-0.9.2-27.fc3.at.i386.rpm
i got this
rpm -i "/root/Desktop/madwifi-0.9.2-27.fc3.at.i386.rpm"
warning: /root/Desktop/madwifi-0.9.2-27.fc3.at.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY , key ID 66534c2b
error: Failed dependencies:
madwifi-kmdl-1:0.9.2-27.fc3.at is needed by madwifi-0.9.2-27.fc3.at.i386