[CentOS] madwifi on Centos 5.2, kernel 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5

Hendrik Strydom hns1 at iinet.net.au
Mon Jul 14 04:08:36 UTC 2008

Any of these approaches will work.
There is a bug in madwifi (or at least a difference in opinion on RH
kernels) as per 
As documented there this requires a trivial source code change in order
to get the modules to compile.  
If your system already attempts to compile the module at boot time you
only need to make the change in the code found under /usr/src and all
should be well.  If not, compile it from madwifi source or an atrpms
source rpm as per your preference.


On Sun, 2008-07-13 at 23:46 -0400, Kurt Hansen wrote:
> Hello,
> I just installed Centos 5.2 on my wife's IBM thinkpad T41 with Atheros 
> wireless.
> It looks like I need to install madwifi to get the wireless to work. Our 
> home wireless network uses WPA2
> I found the EL5 rpms at atrpms, but there is no madwifi-kmdl rpms for 
> kernel 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5.
> So, to get the wireless working on my home network, what's the shortest 
> path from here? Install madwifi from source (was part the way there but 
> discovered the rpms when I looked for the wpa_supplicant stuff)? Or, can 
> I use one of the other madwifi-kmdl rpms? Or, go back to an earlier kernel?
> Thanks for your help!
> Take care,
> Kurt Hansen
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