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  1. #1

    utterly confused with setting up wireless


    Hi,
    I am completely lost trying to set up a wireless connection using the fluxubuntu 7.10 distro. The computer i'm doing this on dual boots win98 and the wireless card works fine in that OS.
    The card is an Airlink AWLH4130 with Atheros chipset.
    What do I need to do to set this up?
    Can someone lead me to a tutorial or let me know what to do?

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    Do you have a wired connection that you can use for the downloading of the necessary files.
    If so, just do
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install madwifi
    After it is installed, do
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ath_pci
    then do these commands
    Code:
    iwconfig ath0
    iwconfig ath0 essid "name of network"
    iwconfig ath0 key "the wep key" 
    dhclient ath0
    don't put the quotes in the actual commands.
    If you don't have a wired connection, you will have to find out what the dependencies are for madwifi, and download them from your windows partition, and then install them. That way is a real pain though.
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    after doing the sudo modprobe ath_pci command i get:

    WARNING: Could not open '/lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/madwifi/wlan.ko': No such file or directory
    FATAL: Could not open '/lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/madwifi/ath_pci.ko': No such file or directory

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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    Try this page
    Or this page
    Last edited by budman7; 12-31-2007 at 03:21 AM. Reason: added 2nd link
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  6. #5
    According to this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ha...ardsAirlink101

    the awlh4130 "works out of the box" with the linux restricted kernel.
    What does that mean? I'm running the latest version of Fluxbuntu.
    How do I get this working....

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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    There should be a "linux restricted drivers manager" somewhere in the menus.
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