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Hi, I am currently running Arch x64 and have an Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adaptor. I have attempted to get this working but I'm not really clear on what I ...
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    Hi,

    I am currently running Arch x64 and have an Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adaptor. I have attempted to get this working but I'm not really clear on what I should be doing. Where do I start?

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    According to this page you should install madwifi driver. For most distros it is as simple as choosing and installing madwifi via package manager.

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    I have downloaded madwifi via my Windows installation and then attempted to install it (Arch Linux) however it's not recognising the "make" command. I can't obviously use pacman as there's no internet connection for it to use. Is there somehow I can get it on the install disc, any ideas?

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    Can't you download pacman packages in Windows? And use pacman to install these packages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    Can't you download pacman packages in Windows? And use pacman to install these packages?
    That sounds like a great idea but how do I go about that?

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    Hey, Arch is not my distro ... it took less than a minute to find this:
    Arch Linux - Package Search
    And this: ArchWiki :: Category:Package management (English - ArchWiki)

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    Sorry but I still don't understand how to download a pacman version via Windows, don't see any download links on those pages you linked me to. The normal version doesn't work as "make" is apparently not a valid command.

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    I attempted to install madwifi from the installation CD however for some reason it installed but doesn't show when booting back into the OS. Perhaps I should setup an ethernet internet connection first and use that to sort the rest? What is involved in doing so?

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    What do you mean by it's not showing. Is the device node for it created? Should be /etc/ath0. If it's there then the driver is loaded, rest is down to configuration.

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