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Re: WiFi on Toshiba Sattelite A70 Atheros 5004X

On Saturday 24 September 2005 20:48, David R. Litwin wrote:
> On 24/09/05, Louis Woods <louis@swissart.biz> wrote:
> > NdisWrapper emulates a windows-driver. Maybe you want to consider using
> > madwifi which would be a native dirver. If you are interested have a
> > look at the following sites:
> >
> > http://madwifi.sourceforge.net/
> > http://www.marlow.dk/site.php/tech/madwifi
> >
> > Hope, this helps.
> >
> > Louis
> Do I take it, then, that there is no way to get this to work with out
> compiling my own kernel?
> --
> —A watched bread-crumb never boils.
> —My hover-craft is full of eels.
> —[...]and that's the he and the she of it.

You do not need to compile your own kernel, just the module.

Instructions as to how to do this can be found at:-


and yes those instructions are Debian specific.

There are an error in that page, and some changes needed
if you are using 2.6.12.

In the first make-kpkg at the end of the line it should not be
"old configure" but rather "oldconfig".

If you are using 2.6.12 then prefix the two make-kpkg 
commands with KERNELPATH=/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.12

Then you will have madwifi up and running.


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