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Old 10-31-2004, 08:49 PM   #1
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Alienware Laptop / Slackware 10.0 Wireless network

I have a new alienware laptop with an atheros network card in it. I downloaded the madwifi driver for linux and installed that. I am trying to get linux to connect to my wireless router but it is not working. when i type ifconfig i just get a loopback address and when i do iwconfig i just get lo, eth0 (wired), and ath0 which is my wireless. Does anyone know how to configure wireless networking on linux? I have searched all over the internet and cannot find out how to do it with my wireless card's chipset.

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Old 11-02-2004, 11:19 AM   #2
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Does anyone have an idea on why it isnt working for me?


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