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Re: Any suggestions for a 802.11g pci card?



On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 14:13 -0400, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> Any suggestions for a 802.11g pci card? I use Fedora Core 3, and I going 
> to experiment with a cantena (again) so I wanted suggestions to ensure 
> the card I get has full linux support, even be it from ndiswrapper.
> 
> Thanks
> 

I am using an atheros based card with the madwifi drivers quite
successfully.

You can get the madwifi drivers from
http://bugzilla.livna.org/show_bug.cgi?id=319

Get the src.rpm from comment # 27

http://bugzilla.livna.org/show_bug.cgi?id=319#c27

You will need Fedora Extras for one of the BuildRequires -
fedora-rpmdevtools

You will also need sharutils from core

It does need to be rebuilt for each kernel update, I rebuild before
booting into an updated kernel via

rpmbuild -bb kernel-madwifi.spec --target "i686" --define 'kernel
2.6.11-1.1238_FC4'

(obviously you will define whatever kernel you are building for)

In /etc/modprobe.conf you want the line

alias ath0 ath_pci

Then you can configure the atheros card using the standard fedora tools.

AT&T Plug&Share is one vendor that (at least currently) is using the
atheros chip - that's what I have, both for my desktop and my laptop.

I have not tried it with WEP or WPA, WPA apparently requires
installation of additional software. WEP should work, but I don't know -
I don't need it where I'm at.

I use madwifi in both FC3 and FC4Test


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