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Old 07-21-2007, 08:08 AM   #1
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Unable to load madwifi driver madwifi-0.9.4-38_r2512.el5


I'm trying to apply an RPM for wireless support on a Red Hat Linux 5 Server. My wireless card is an netgear double 108 Mbps WG511U card. I'm trying to apply rpm package "madwifi-0.9.4-38_r2512.el5.i386.rpm" using the following rpm command "rpm -Uvh madwifi-0.9.4-38_r2512.el5.i386.rpm".

I receive the following message during execution of rpm:

error: Failed dependencies:
madwifi-kmdl-1:0.9.4-38_r2512.el5 is needed by madwifi-0.9.4-38_r2512.el5.i386

I've tired locating "madwifi-kmdl-1:0.9.4-38_r2512.el5" on the web but so far I've had no luck. Can someone tell where to find this rpm package. I've done an rpm query on my system and could not locate it. In the mean time will search my CD's to see if its there.


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Old 07-21-2007, 08:34 AM   #2
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Install the rpmforge-release package as instructed here: http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/FAQ.php#B

When done as root type: yum install madwifi
 
Old 07-21-2007, 02:09 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for you help. I can now see the wireless NIC. However, I'm unable to connect to my access point because I need to enter the wep key. I've not been able to find where it is entered using the network GUI. Is there another method where I can enter the wep key?

Is there a plac within the network GUI to enter the wep key?


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Old 07-21-2007, 08:15 PM   #4
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Two choices both are basically the same;

Add the line entry "KEY=<hex key> or <sass-phrase>" to the ifcfg-<something> file or create a keys-<somthing> file with the key. Both (if yo choose the 'keys' file) reside in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory.
 
  


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