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could use some help with slackware 10.1 and atheros wifi card

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#1 dannyjr088



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Posted 09 June 2005 - 09:21 PM

well ive installed slackware like a million times activated the pcmcia option so etho is up but the problem is when im trying to install the madwifi driver i get of cvs. well actually it installs fine from what i can tell because if i use iwconfig ath0 is now visible however i cant connect to any wireless ap. another problem is that when i type ifconfig ath0 up it freezes my computer...this also happens if i try to open dhcp client. ive read some stuff about it being caused by slackware's hotplug feature however i dont have any idea how to fix it. any help would be grateful.


#2 danleff


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Posted 11 June 2005 - 01:46 AM

What exact wireless card do you have? Do you know the exact chipset for the card? AR5210, 5211, 5212 or 5213?

I tried madwifi and had no success with it.

...and the kernel source is installed on your installation of Slackware?

Do you have WEP or WPA set on the router?

#3 cr4sh



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Posted 12 August 2005 - 04:08 AM

Do you get any error messages while installing the madwifi drivers?

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