Accepted Way To Install/Load Atheros Wireless Drivers

Robert L Cochran cochranb at
Wed Nov 28 02:51:06 UTC 2007

Endy wrote:
> John Summerfield wrote:
>> Robert L Cochran wrote:
>>> I have an Atheros AR5006EG card on a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6147 
>>> laptop computer. That's an i386 architecture but is Pentium Dual Core.
>>> ifconfig doesn't show either a wlan0 or an ath0 present. I guess I 
>>> need to add the ATRPMS repo and then install the madwifi driver to 
>>> get support?
>>> Thanks
>> That, or download from There's a src.rpm someplace, you 
>> need to rebuild for each new kernel. Doesn't take long.
> Freshrpms has a package for the madwifi driver. 
> .
> Install the freshrpms-release package that is listed on the left side 
> of the page, and then install it from yum.
> Endy
I can see the ath5k module is loaded. I could just set up an ifcfg-ath0 
module and then `ifup ifcfg-ath0` and Network Manager should be able to 
do the rest of my work for me...does this make any sense?



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