[CentOS] Lost my madwifi setup

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Jul 16 22:18:01 UTC 2008

Getting closer, see below...

Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I rebuilt my notebook that has the atheros card in it, and forgot to 
> save all of my setup to get it working.
> I am using dkms and the madwifi rpms from rpmforge.
> My modprobe.conf has a line:
> alias wifi0 ath_pci
> I can ifconfig wifi0 up
> But the command:
> /usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant wpa_supplicant -dd -D madwifi -i wifi0 -c 
> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
I think I need a:

ifconfig ath0 up

And the wpa_supplicant line should be:

/usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant wpa_supplicant -B -dd -K -D madwifi -i ath0 -c 

But this is still not working. I think there is something I need to do 
with wlanconfig?

> fails.
> Now some of my old notes mention using ath0 and a line in 
> modprobe.conf of:
> alias ath0 ath_pci
> options ath_pci autocreate=sta
> I think there were some iwconfig commands somewhere too. But it is all 
> gone....... sniff.
> I hope someone can help? I am going through this list's archives 
> trying to find my old messages too.
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