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Re: FC5, madwifi and system-config-network



On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 10:30 -0700, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 11:34 -0500, Christopher J. Bottaro wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I installed madwifi-ng on my newly installed FC5 box.  I could connected to
> > my WEP protected network just fine using the 'modprobe', 'ifconfig',
> > 'ifup', 'iwconfig', and 'route' commands.  The problem is that I don't want
> > to use those commands to connect.  I simply want to use
> > system-config-network to make a profile that I can use with the 'ifup'
> > command.
> > 
> > system-config-network doesn't see ath0 when I select "New wireless device." 
> > It only sees wifi0 when I select "New ethernet device."
> > 
> > 'iwconfig' sees ath0.  'ifconfig' sees lo, eth0, and wifi0.  modprobe.conf
> > has an entry 'alias wifi0 ath_pci'.
> > 
> > Something seems wrong.  Why is there an "ethernet" device for my wireless
> > device?  Why does ifconfig see ath0, but system-config-network doesn't?
> 
> Leave the wifi0 - but add a line exactly like it that says ath0 instead
> of wifi0
> 
> Then you will be able to configure it with system-config-network and use
> the standard tools to bring it up and down etc.
> 

See:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=187640

--Rob


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