Accepted Way To Install/Load Atheros Wireless Drivers
Robert L Cochran
cochranb at speakeasy.net
Wed Nov 28 02:51:06 UTC 2007
> 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?
>> That, or download from madwifi.org. 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.
> http://moonshine.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=453 .
> Install the freshrpms-release package that is listed on the left side
> of the page, and then install it from yum.
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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