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Old 04-26-2007, 12:05 PM   #1
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Question Problem with USB wireless atheros w108USB


Hi there!!
I've installed madwifi with apt-get and m-a, but when pluggin in the usb wireless, it does nothing. May be i'm wrong on wifi drivers? May be i'm wrong on some version or firmware? I've been googling over there and the info is clear: it's easy and may not fail... but i think that usb atheros is not as easy as pci or pcmcia. Am i wrong?

Thanks in advance!!

dmesg on USB plugging and module insertion:
usb 5-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
usb 5-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
ath_hal: 0.9.18.0 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
wlan: 0.8.4.2 (0.9.3)
ath_pci: 0.9.4.5 (0.9.3)


lsusb:
Bus 005 Device 006: ID 0cf3:0002 Atheros Communications, Inc.


My kernel version (uname -a):
Linux XXXXX 2.6.18-4-686 #1 SMP Mon Mar 26 17:17:36 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux


My distro is Debian Testing.
 
Old 04-27-2007, 10:41 AM   #2
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http://madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility

madwifi does not support any USB devices, according to their webpage. You'll probably need to use ndiswrapper.
 
Old 04-27-2007, 11:31 AM   #3
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Can you tell me how do you use ndiswrapper?

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http://madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility

madwifi does not support any USB devices, according to their webpage. You'll probably need to use ndiswrapper.
 
Old 04-28-2007, 01:07 PM   #4
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http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/joomla/

apt-get install ndiswrapper (This may come on the standard Debian distribution, I'm not sure)

You will also need the Windows drivers for the Wifi card.
 
  


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