[CentOS] Re: Madwifi just seems to work in Centos 5
rgm at htt-consult.com
Mon Jun 18 14:05:21 UTC 2007
Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 08:03:39AM -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> I have not installed the madwifi specific kernel stuff (kdml and
>> hal-kdml) from atrpms. I have installed with wpa rpms.
>> And my Atheros card is working with almost no work on my part (other
>> than runing wpa_supplicant as a deamon).
> But how is that supposed to work? Perhaps you don't have an atheros
> chipset at all? If you have an atheros chipset then you will need
> madwifi/dadwifi and hal/openhal to use it.
Oh, it is definitely the Atheros chipset. Given to me by my friends at
Atheros at one of the 802.11 meetings over a year ago....
I was supprised/shocked. I was watching the boot and saw an attempt to
aquire an IP address for wifi0. Gee, I had not configured my wireless
card at all. Why did Kudzu discover the card, I had never installed the
madwifi kernel drivers. Yeah, I DID install the WPA and wireless tools
(wpa_supplicant, wpa_cli, wpa_dui, iwconfig, wlanconfig, etc) but not
the madwifi-kmdl or madwifi-hal-kdml. So what is going on?
All I had to do was to get the wpasupplicant running as a deamon,
reading my wpasupplicant.conf file (with the PSK for my network), and I
was Associated. Then grab a dhcp lease and off I went wirelessly.
Is there any tool to analyse the kernel to see if the madwifi drivers
are in the sauce?
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