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Old 03-11-2007, 04:55 PM   #1
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Installing Madwifi without internet connection


Is there a way to install madwifi drivers in Debian Etch without having a internet connection to download everything. I've found tons of howtos that explain how to do it with a internet connection, but I'm lost trying to install it without one.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 05:22 PM   #2
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Not sure about Debian installs but for generic based linux install you will need to download the madwifi source code from somewhere. And then you may need to install the kernel source code if it was not installed during the installition. This could be on the install cds or again required download from Debian.

Those are the two big items needed to build madwifi.

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Old 03-12-2007, 01:41 AM   #3
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Not sure about Debian installs but for generic based linux install you will need to download the madwifi source code from somewhere. And then you may need to install the kernel source code if it was not installed during the installition. This could be on the install cds or again required download from Debian.

Those are the two big items needed to build madwifi.

Brian
I'm a "advanced" Linux user, but was hoping that there would be a easier way to do this. With Debian there is a long list of dependancies for building madwifi and I was hoping to avoid downloading everything and that someone might know of a prebuilt kernel. Unfortunately it's not even on their install DVD.
 
Old 03-12-2007, 05:13 PM   #4
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Not a Debian user so I do not know all madwifi requires on it to function. Did a little search for prebuilt stuff for debian but found very little. No good items.

Brian
 
Old 03-13-2007, 12:41 AM   #5
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Hey thanks Brian, I guess it's time for me to just go and do it the hard way!
 
Old 03-15-2007, 09:16 PM   #6
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I remember my madwifi drivers worked installing only the kernel-headers and the wireless-tools. However now i use ndiswrapper for my wireless card.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 07:50 AM   #7
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Search for Module-assistant madwifi

It's really quite easy to install madwifi on Debian if you use this approach..

http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/Distro/Debian/MadWifi
Code:
$ su
# apt-get update
# apt-get install madwifi-source 
# apt-get install madwifi-tools
# m-a prepare
# m-a a-i madwifi
Personally I would use a wired connection till I got the Wireless working..
 
Old 03-19-2007, 01:16 PM   #8
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If you have ndiswrapper files, you might be able to get your wireless card working on ndiswrapper, then download necessary madwifi files once you have wireless Internet connection.

If the card has a Windows driver, it should work under ndiswrapper. You may have to compile it using module-assistant.
 
  


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