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Old 09-04-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
zenith2
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Question Wireless = Brainless


I have a IBM THINKPAD with Wireless10
An Integrated Wireless Wide Area Network, Intel PRO/Wireless LAN
I do not know the first thing in how to set it up on slackware10.
any links or any knowledge or anything.
 
Old 09-04-2007, 06:07 PM   #2
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At least give us the model of the Thinkpad. Or better yet give us the WLAN chipset. Try lspci and look for it.
 
Old 09-06-2007, 11:40 AM   #3
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I am very sorry i am a newb. Who desperately wants wifi to worko n his T40 IBM

However i am eager to learn and just as it happens i have:
Code:
root@Azrial:#  lspci | grep Ethernet
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82540 Gigabyte Ethernet Controller (mobile) (rev 03)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11ABG NIC (rev 01)
wicked!
The command works i have an atheros 802.11, which means i can install madwifi.However upon installation of madwifi it came up with a few errors which i am trying to work out. However heres the errors.
Code:
if_ath.c: In function 'ath_stop_LOCKED':
if_ath.c:2301: warning: implicit declaration of function 'preempt_disable'
if_ath.c:2301: warning: implicit declaration of function 'preempt_disable_no_resched'
make[3] ***[if_ath.o] Error 1
make[3] Leaving directory '/root/madwifi-dfs-r2655-20070817/ath'
make[2] *** [_mod/root/madwifi-dfs-r2655-20070817/ath] Error 2
make[2] Leaving directory /'usr/src/linux-2.4.26'
make[1] *** [all] Error2
make[1] Leaving directory '/root/madwifi-dfs-r2655-20070817/ath'
make: ***[modules] Error 1
1. I think, its either madwifi cannot find the kernel source
If it is how do i fix this??

2. Its the wrong version of madwifi
If it is i need to google

3. Dependency problem
i dont think it is

Last edited by zenith2; 09-06-2007 at 11:45 AM.
 
Old 09-06-2007, 01:01 PM   #4
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Can you get a 2.6 kernel in Slackware 10?

Also consider upgrading to Slackware 12.

I don't use Slackware, but a newer kernel than 2.4.26 will surely help you.
 
Old 09-06-2007, 07:46 PM   #5
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I've had a wireless NIC with that exact chipset working under Slackware 10.1, 10.2, 11.0 and 12.0.

Under each of those, I was using a 2.6 series kernel. That hardest part for me was getting wpa_supplicant to play nicely with the madwifi driver. You have to have the right versions of these, or they will not work with each other.

Alien Bob's repository is an excellent place to get the packages (or SlackBuild scripts) to make it work. He has the packages for 10.0 under madwifi-old. I think you will need a newer kernel if you want to use the newer madwifi drivers.
 
  


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