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I have recently installed Fedora Core 8 on my HP laptop. Kernel - 2.6.23.1-42.fc8. It also has 32 bit Windows Vista. I am using a 64 bit AMD Processor. My ...
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    Unable to setup Atheros 5007EG wireless using Ndiswrapper & Madwifi on Fedora Core 8


    I have recently installed Fedora Core 8 on my HP laptop. Kernel - 2.6.23.1-42.fc8. It also has 32 bit Windows Vista. I am using a 64 bit AMD Processor.

    My wireless card when seen using Windows Device Manager says - Atheros 5007EG. However in Fedora 8 it says Atheros 5006EG. I established a wired connection and using that i have installed the kernel updates, the development tools etc.

    Now I have to setup the wireless connection. This seems to be an impossible task. Read through millions of Forums in this webpage, tried a million things - but no avail. At the end of most of the trials, the wlan0 driver is no longer present in the network manager. I am only able to see the Ethernet connection. I then have to reinstall the OS. Either i've done something wrong or it is an impossible task.

    Please help, it is of very high importance. tryin 2 impress a grl. I am a Linux Noob

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    You need the MadWifi driver for Atheros wireless. It is available from the Livna repository. Follow the instructions here to enable it for Yum.

    MyStartingPage - Rpm.livna.org wiki

    You then will want to install madwifi and the madwifi kernel module that matches your kernel.
    Code:
    yum install madwifi
    If it can't find a kernel module (kmod) for your kernel, then update the kernel first.

    You don't want NDISwrapper installed if you are using MadWifi. They will conflict.
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