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Old 05-02-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
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madwifi/ndiswrapper on Atheros AR5004G


hey whats up yall, ive searched, scoward, and ripped the internet to shreads to find out my problem but im still left baffled. 1st off, yes im a linux noob so please bear with me. I have a Toshiba a75 with an Atheros AR5004G wifi card and im having some trouble getting my wifi config'ed and running. Im currently using Mandrake 10.1 and have everything running tip top but i've ran into a snag with my wifi. I extracted and "make/make install" both ndiswrapper, and madwifi. i ran through the installation process and tried to configure them but just cant get anything going. they are installed and i went into my control center....then hardware....then (ethernet/wifi) and found that madwifi is set as the module. when i went to configure the module i get a message basiclly stating that their are no parameters to be configured....what should i do? any help will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 05-03-2005, 08:08 AM   #2
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Not to familiar with Mandrake but did you try setting up all of your parameters using iwconfig and ifconfig?
 
Old 05-03-2005, 10:29 AM   #3
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na i dunno what that is....like i said im a noob
 
Old 05-03-2005, 11:48 AM   #4
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Well Ifconfig is the standard networking tool for setting parameters with your car for example to set an ip address you would write

ifconfig cardname 192.168.2.100 or whateve the ip address is

Iwconfig is the wireless networking tool that is used for setting things like the ssid and wep key type stuff

Both of these can be looked up by typing man iwconfig or man ifconfig these will give you all the options available for you to play with!
 
Old 05-03-2005, 06:20 PM   #5
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k, ill hit reply back w/ results. thanks dude
 
Old 05-03-2005, 11:24 PM   #6
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welp didnt seem 2 work out 4 me, crap (lol), looks like i have more 2 learn
 
Old 01-05-2008, 09:57 AM   #7
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Try Ubuntu

Morning Jim - I'd try Ubuntu, I have an Atheros wireless card, it's detected right off the bat (I just have to put my WPA key in). Easiest distro out there!

Matt
 
Old 01-05-2008, 12:11 PM   #8
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You don't need or want both madwifi and ndiswrapper trying to control the same wireless interface. If madwifi driver will work with your card, you should use that and forget about ndiswrapper.

Go back and re-configure the madwifi drivers - see madwifi website for directions. Then run iwconfig as root from a command line and see what it reports back.
 
  


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