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Old 08-16-2006, 02:36 PM   #1
pothi
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install wlan card rhel4


Hi,

I am using RHEL4 in my computer. I need help installing Airlink101 PCI WLAN card.

card Details:

Airlink101 card is AWLH4030 and it Atheros Super G 108 Mbps.


OS Details:

Version: 2.6.9-34.EL
Single Processor
Arch: i686
RHEL WS 4 (Nahant update 3)

I am real new to linux, so a bit detailed on how to install by steps would be of great help and a reference like that is equally good.

Thankx in advance.
 
Old 08-16-2006, 06:02 PM   #2
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Looks like it is supported by ndiswrapper; http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/



From; http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...index.php/List

# Card: Airlink101 Total 802.11 Super G, 108Mbs Model# AWLH4030

* Chipset: Atheros AR5212
* pciid: 168c:0013
* Driver: net5211 from [[19]]
* Other: I couldn't get the card to work with the driver on the CD, so I tried the driver from the above website. It has worked flawlessly since I installed it. I am running Fedora Core 3.

# Card: Airlink101 Total 802.11 Super G, 108Mbs Model# AWLL3026

* Chipset: Atheros AR5212
* pciid: 168c:0013
* Driver: awll2016 from [[20]]
* I am running Fedora Core 4.
 
Old 08-16-2006, 06:54 PM   #3
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Hi,

Its again you lending me a helping hand. I think you would have read in the previous post that I have reinstalled RHEL4, with Linux swap partition and thanking ou for our help.

I saw the above website, but the problem is that it says "You need a recent kernel at least 2.6.6 or 2.4.26 with source" but mine is 2.6.9-34

I saw another web site http://madwifi.org/ . For my kernel, I downloaded the below two files from http://atrpms.net/dist/el4/madwifi/

Code:
[pothi@localhost ~]$ uname -r
2.6.9-34.EL

madwifi-hal-kmdl-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL-0.9.2-26.el4.at.i686.rpm
madwifi-kmdl-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL-0.9.2-26.el4.at.i686.rpm
I tried to install it with its instructions from Red hat from http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/Distro/RedHat but the below is what I got

Code:
[pothi@localhost ~]$ cardctl
bash: cardctl: command not found
[pothi@localhost ~]$ lspci
bash: lspci: command not found
[pothi@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 741/741GX/M741 Host (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 36)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760/761 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
[pothi@localhost madwifi]$ dir
madwifi-hal-kmdl-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL-0.9.2-26.el4.at.i686.rpm  madwifi-kmdl-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL-0.9.2-26.el4.at.i686.rpm

[pothi@localhost madwifi]$ rpm -ihv madwifi-kmdl-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL-0.9.2-26.e14.at.i686.rpm
error: open of madwifi-kmdl-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL-0.9.2-26.e14.at.i686.rpm failed: No such file or directory
when I try to install with yum or apt or smart, I get

bash: yum or apt or smart: command not found

what should I do?

- Pothi
 
Old 08-17-2006, 07:03 AM   #4
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To start with both yum and smart are not part of the Red Hat distro, you you need to install at least one of them first. Since the rpm's are from ATrpms then it would be a good idea to get one or both from ATrpms.

Type as root; rpm -Uvh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/yum-2.4.2-69.el4.at.i386.rpm

Then try installing the madwifi rpms;

yum install madwifi-kmdl madwifi-hal-kmdl
 
Old 08-17-2006, 03:11 PM   #5
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Hi,

I tried installing yum the wa you told me, but this is what I got

Code:
[root@localhost raja]# rpm -Uvh yum-2.4.2-69.el4.at.i386.rpm
warning: yum-2.4.2-69.el4.at.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2b
error: Failed dependencies:
        /usr/bin/python2.4 is needed by yum-2.4.2-69.el4.at.i386
        /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/libxml2.py is needed by yum-2.4.2-69.el4.at.i386
        /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/rpm is needed by yum-2.4.2-69.el4.at.i386
        python(abi) = 2.4 is needed by yum-2.4.2-69.el4.at.i386
        python-elementtree is needed by yum-2.4.2-69.el4.at.i386
        python-sqlite is needed by yum-2.4.2-69.el4.at.i386
        urlgrabber is needed by yum-2.4.2-69.el4.at.i386
first I have two doubt with it, first my kernel in 2.6.9-34.EL and then I don't have a wired ethernet connection to my comp and I can't get one.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 05:27 PM   #6
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You need to install the missing packages that are needed for yum.

Hint get the packages from the same place; http://atrpms.net/dist/el4/

After you get them in one common location along with the yum and madwifi rpms install them all at once. Make sure they are the only rpm packages in the common location then as root type something like;

rpm -Uvh *.rpm

Note: you may have to download more packages to meet the requirements for the newly downloaded rpm packages. This is called dependency hell and it is a pain!!!

Once you finally get yum (and your wireless working) working 99.9% of dependency hell will be no more!!!
 
Old 08-22-2006, 07:00 PM   #7
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Hi,

I installed yum, but I still get Error when I try using yum. I have Python 2.4 installed. I don't know what to do.

Code:
[root@localhost rpms]# yum install madwifi-kmdl-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL-0.9.2-26.el4.at.i686.rpm
There was a problem importing one of the Python modules
required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was:

   No module named cElementTree

Please install a package which provides this module, or
verify that the module is installed correctly.

It's possible that the above module doesn't match the
current version of Python, which is:
2.3.4 (#1, Feb  2 2005, 11:44:49)
[GCC 3.4.3 20041212 (Red Hat 3.4.3-9.EL4)]

If you cannot solve this problem yourself, please go to
the yum faq at:
  http://wiki.linux.duke.edu/YumFaq
not just for madwifi-kmdl-2.6.9-34.0.2.EL-0.9.2-26.el4.at.i686.rpm for any yum command I get that. even hen I run

Code:
yum --help
I already have Perl ELement installed.

Code:
[root@localhost yum]# rpm -Uvh python-elementtree-1.2.6-4.i386.rpm
warning: python-elementtree-1.2.6-4.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 443e1821
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
        package python-elementtree-1.2.6-4_9.el4.at (which is newer than python-elementtree-1.2.6-4) is already installed
would I make my WLAN card work ?

Last edited by pothi; 08-22-2006 at 07:04 PM.
 
Old 10-13-2006, 09:10 PM   #8
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I figured out how to do it. You do not need yum to install MadWiFi in RHEL4. You can just install it (I mean all the three files, madwifi,kdhl and kdml-hal files for your kernel) by putting it in a folder and use

Code:
rpm -ivh *.rpm
but make sure you have the right kernel. You can update the kernel. Thankx for the support and help from the people in this forum.
 
  


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