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Re: WiFi on Toshiba Sattelite A70 Atheros 5004X

On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, David Koski wrote:

> On Saturday 24 September 2005 07:52 pm, David R. Litwin wrote:
> >
> > As a bit of a follow-up, I read the marlow.dk <http://marlow.dk> site: I do
> > need to compile my own kernel with that.

no.. you compile the madwifi drivers for your kernel
or find ones that a precompiled for your kernel: linux-2.6.13-123.4-89.abc

get the latest madwifi drivers from cvs at madwifi.sourceforge.net

> Don't I? Now, I'd be willing to go with the ndiwrapper,

traitor :-0

> but I do not konw where the Windows driver is.

look at the cd that came with the hardware ..

ms forces all the manufacturers to provide a 600MB cd for their hw

> > Furthermore, apparently, it doesn't even work.

it works ... ndiswrapper usually works ... i havent seen on that
doesn't work, even if it's dead by default due to mswindows
	- you should be able to install the windoze drivers
	- you should be able to see the hardware
	- you may even be able to config it
	- whether you can ping wirelessly is a different ballgame

> > So, it seems my options are compile the kernel,

no ... compile madwifi .. NOT the kernel

	cd /usr/local/src
	download madwifi drivers
	cd madwifi
	make install
		ls -la /lib/modules/`uname -r`/net
	modprobe "madwifi"

	ifconfig ath0 up
	ifconfig -v

	- how you configure the params is a different ballgame

> > Please, do tell me what I should do.

gp down the local linux/unix/c++ user groups and say you will
buy pizza for whomever gets it working

madwifi howto

c ya

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