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Old 04-01-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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How to go back to old madwifi


So in a fresh netinstall of Debian, it comes with ath5k for my wireless card by default. How do I go back to the old madwifi-ng drivers and disable ath5k?
 
Old 04-02-2009, 03:09 AM   #2
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One way,probably the easiest (that's how I did it) would be to download and install;
Code:
apt-get install build-essential module-assistant wireless-tools madwifi-tools madwifi-source madwifi-modules-2.6.26-1-686
You'll need contrib and non-free in the sources list and kernel source (linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686).Update your system,if necessary.

Code:
module-assistant auto-install madwifi-source
Code:
modprobe -r ath5k
Code:
modprobe ath_pci
Reboot.
I recommend using wicd because it will do everything for you automagically and it's great.
If necessary update your /etc/network/interfaces so that it looks like;
Code:
auto ath0
iface ath0 inet dhcp
wireless-key your-key
wireless-essid your-essid
Maybe you'll need static IP addresses in the code above.
 
Old 04-03-2009, 03:44 PM   #3
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Thanks, I got it working, but when I boot my computer up, it automatically loads ath5k so I have to unload it and load the old madwifi every time. How do I make madwifi the default instead of ath5k?
 
Old 04-03-2009, 03:59 PM   #4
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Look for /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and add a line
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ath5k
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