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dbboy 07-20-2012 04:50 AM

Install Madwifi in Fedora 17
Dear all,
I tried to install Madwifi driver in Fedora 17 but it looks like that it does not work.

I have a Atheros AR9285 PCI-Express card and ath9k installed by default but I would like to install Madwifi in order to use some futures which looks like it doesn't work with ath9k installed.

So I SVN Checkout the latest madwifi and then did make and make install, everything appeared to be fine and I ran the modprobe ath_pci command and it loaded the module but when I am doing iwconfig I still can see only wlan0 and no wifi0 or ath0.

I appreciate if you can help me with this.
Best Regards,

dbboy 07-23-2012 09:40 AM

So no one can help me with this???????

peeyushpd 08-19-2012 05:23 AM

Install Madwifi in Fedora 17
Turn off the network communication manager before configuring card.
(i.e the atheros interface card)

To turn it off temporarily
: service NetworkManager stop

To check the status
: service NetworkManager status

To turn it off permanently
: chkconfig NetworkManager off

Create a file "ath_pci.conf" under /etc/modprobe.d/ and copy below lines in it.
This is a configuration file that is loaded everytime the system boots

"## Start Atheros Stuff
alias wifi0 ath_pci
alias ath0 ath_pci
options ath_pci autocreate=sta
## We put autocreate=ap to make it access point
## End Atheros Stuff"

"Then blacklist the ath9k driver by adding below entry to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

blacklist ath9k

And reboot the system. The ath0 interface should be visible now after doing ifconfig ath0 up.

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