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Old 04-08-2008, 12:15 PM   #1
Bendude
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Wireless Lan internet trouble with Atheros 5005G on Fedora 8


Hello all, I have just installed Fedora 8 on my laptop and am unable to connect to the internet via my built in wireless. The model is an Atheros 5005G and i can only find the windows drivers.

I followed some guidelines online using ndiswrapper which got rid of the error message i was getting and allowed the Wlan to become active. Unfortunately i can still not connect to the internet.

Any Help will be much appreciated.
Thanks
Ben

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Old 04-08-2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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I believe madwifi has the linux firmware and drivers that you need. For the Atheros 5005 wireless cards.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 12:42 PM   #3
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I have also looked at that but i could not get them to work. I followed the instructions of using the ¨make¨ command to compile the drivers but it did not work.

Could you give me some details on what i may be doing wrong.

Thanx again
Ben
 
Old 04-08-2008, 02:56 PM   #4
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I have not used but I can not get my BCM4306 to work I was told to use atheros 5005 with madwifi basically plug and play. When googled configure madwifi for fedora found this.

look at madwifi.org seems to be a nice walk thru

I am sure there is more info on this matter this seems to be a hot topic with Fedora.

Last edited by trailer8713; 04-08-2008 at 03:48 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 11:01 PM   #5
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Ok i tried madwifi and it does not support my chipset. Does anyone else have any other suggestions please? I really need to get my wireless internet working asap.

Thanks
Ben
 
Old 04-08-2008, 11:56 PM   #6
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Hey i managed to get online finally i used the compat-wireless-2008-04-08 driver. I can not remember where i got them from but if anyone else has the same problem drop me an email and i can send you the archive.

Thanks for the Help
Ben
 
  


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