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

Dag Wieers dag at centos.org
Mon Jul 14 22:39:06 UTC 2008

On Mon, 14 Jul 2008, Kurt Hansen wrote:

> Dag Wieers wrote:
>> On Sun, 13 Jul 2008, Kurt Hansen wrote:
>>> 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?
>> If you actually looked at the CentOS wiki, you would have found this when 
>> searching for madwifi:
>>     http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Wireless
>> which should help. If it doesn't, we'd be pleased to know about it.
> Following the instructions at that page worked! Just had to reboot at the 
> end, login and the machine was connected. Thanks!
> I'll be sure to look at the Wiki first from now on. I had serched the mailing 
> list, the madwifi docs, madwifi wiki, and a couple of rpm repositories before 
> making the request on the list -- I figured there must be something I was 
> missing.

I am glad. In essence the reboot is not necessary.

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