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    FC6 wireless card configuration


    I got FC6 installed and running with my wireless card in the box and now I need to get a wireless connection using the wireless card. first of all here are the listings for the wireless and built in wired interfaces from lspci.

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    01:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
    01:09.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
    second here is the output of an ifconfig -a to list my interfaces.

    Code:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0D:61:5D:2C:35  
              inet addr:10.69.69.29  Bcast:10.69.69.31  Mask:255.255.255.224
              inet6 addr: fe80::20d:61ff:fe5d:2c35/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:45428 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:41129 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:17 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:51579189 (49.1 MiB)  TX bytes:3655307 (3.4 MiB)
              Interrupt:217 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:11209 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:11209 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:6997890 (6.6 MiB)  TX bytes:6997890 (6.6 MiB)
    
    sit0      Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4  
              NOARP  MTU:1480  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    I know that eth0 is the wired interface and it is working just fine because I am using it to be online and post this right now. as you might have guessed my goal is to get the wireless working (typical draped cat5 story here). the question I have is the madwifi instructions say to disable the target interface before the install but mine is simply not there, can I ignore that and install without fear? will they show up after the madwifi install or do I need to add them some other way for the install to work?

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    bump, anyone have any ideas? if there is nothing here when I wake up I'll try it and update with results.

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    The wifi interfaces will not show up until you install madwifi. Get the 3 RPMs you need from here, and run this command (all on one line):

    rpm -Uhv madwifi-0.9.3-29_r1754.fc6.at.i386.rpm madwifi-hal-kmdl-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-0.9.3-29_r1754.fc6.at.i686.rpm madwifi-kmdl-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-0.9.3-29_r1754.fc6.at.i686.rpm

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