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Old 01-11-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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DISCUSSION: How to: Simple Installation of Madwifi in Fedora Core 4 (for Atheros chipped cards)

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Does your wireless card have an Atheros chipset? The box that my D-Link DWL-G650 and manual told me it had an Atheros chip running the card. If you have an Atheros chip, the Madwifi driver can get your card working for you. Here is the simple way I got my Atheros chipped card to work in FC4: 1) check the current kernel details in terminal by running "uname -a". Write down what is shown. 2) Go to ATrpm ( in Firefox 1.07 (or later) and download by clicking on the link (I'm not running a 64bit processor). When this is run in the Firefox download manager you get the option to "open with" and in the drop down box "install packages (default)". Hit OK. This will install this rpm. Do this before you proceed to the next step.
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Hi after reading this article I decided to try and get my netgear usb adapter wg111t to work on linux after typing in "uname -a" it came up with 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4

When I went to ( I couldnt find my version on the website could someone please give me some advise on how to sort out this problem.
Old 02-08-2006, 05:52 AM   #3
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DWL-650 on Fedora 4


I have tried all steps but get stuck when I try to install I am told that "madwifi-kmdl- is necessery but missing. When i download that one and try to install i'm told I need vmlinuz and then I'm stuck for good.
Isd there an easier way to9 do this.

Alternativly, are there other cards I can buy and use?

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Originally Posted by sarahslagstedt
When i download that one and try to install i'm told I need vmlinuz and then I'm stuck for good.
Isd there an easier way to9 do this.
Add ATrpm's repository to yum and download them that way. It automatically gets all of the dependancies. They should give you the info you need at
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STill not working

I added the ATrmps key and Repo but it downloaded madwifi for an earlier kernel release. I had tried this once before with the correct infomation and rpms but it still wouldn't 1. Show the wireless NIC nor 2. Activate it. Is there something additional that needs to be done outside of the basics described in the original post? I'm on FC6.



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