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Old 01-27-2005, 03:23 PM   #1
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Question Madwifi and Fedora Core 3, HELP??

I Have some questions about using madwifi... Read below, it says it generates loadable modules

Question 1, how do I load these Modules? I am assuming that I want to load the ath/ath_pci.ko, as I have an Atheros based card, and it is a PCI card. Assuming, I load that module, which other ones do I need to load and how?

Building the software will generate numerous loadable modules:

Linux 2.6
ath/ath_pci.ko (Atheros driver for PCI/Cardbus devices),
ath_hal/ath_hal.ko (Atheros HAL), and
net80211/wlan.ko (802.11 support layer)
net80211/wlan_wep.ko (WEP cipher support)
net80211/wlan_tkip.ko (TKIP cipher support)
net80211/wlan_ccmp.ko (AES-CCMP cipher support)
net80211/wlan_xauth.ko (external authenticator)
net80211/wlan_auth.ko (802.1x authenticator)
net80211/wlan_radius.ko (RADIUS client for 802.1x authenticator)
net80211/wlan_acl.ko (MAC ACL support for AP operation)

and, depending on the rate control algorithm you choose (see above),
one of these:

ath_rate/onoe/ath_rate_onoe.ko (ONOE rate control)
ath_rate/amrr/ath_rate_amrr.ko (AMRR rate control)

and, depending on the rate control algorithm you choose (see above),
one of these:

ath_rate/onoe/ath_rate_onoe.o (ONOE rate control)
ath_rate/amrr/ath_rate_amrr.o (AMRR rate control)

The first three files must be loaded either manually or by the
system, e.g. through the hotplug or card manager support. The
remaining modules are loaded by the wlan module as needed. Typically
modules are automatically loaded via dependencies, so after doing a
make install you only need to do:

modprobe ath_pci

Question 2: When I type modprobe ath_pci, nothing happens, it just goes right back to the prompt. I am assuming that this is normal, but what is it doing? Now after I tpye that, I can type in the iw- if- commands I am assuming and I will see something related to my wireless device... If I type in iwconfig I get the following:

lo no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

I'm really at a loss here, and I have searched google and dogpile endlessly with no useable results. Can anyone help me get my wireless card configured?

P.S.--My card is a D-Link DWL-AG530. I realize that it might not run right in madwifi unless I configure the source to make the card use channel 16 as opposed to the 18 it is set at, I will worry about all this later, I just need to get the card to be recognized in the harware manager first so i know its there and then worry about making it work right. thanks again.


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