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Re: [opensuse] Installing Madwifi
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2008 17:39:47 -0600
  • Message-id: <49122EC3.6020506@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Andre den Oudsten wrote:

I installed kernel-source, kernel-syms and Linux-kernel-headers,

installed r3725+AR5007EG_2.6.25.5_1.1-2.2-x86_64,

changed wpa.supplicant.conf to





ssid="MY SSID"




lspci -vvv offered me Kernel modules: ath_pci, ath5k

opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I found

In Yast I could not adjust AR242x802.11 abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter

because of missing Kernel device (eth0, wlan0)
For configuring a networkdevice I had the choice between User controlled with
Networkmanager and traditional method with ifup.

Under the 'Hardware' tab in Yast I could not find a 'ath_pci' module.

In Networkmanager I get with iwconfig
lo no wireless extension

eth0 no wireless extension

So far???


Good, we are getting there. On my box lspci shows my card as:

17:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg
Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

Yours is the same card:

06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg
Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

I have the ath_pci.ko module at:


I have the following installed:

17:22 alchemy~> rpm -qa | grep madwifi

I don't know why we have the module installed in different places, but
shouldn't make a difference. I may have rebuilt the driver from .src.rpm but I
don't recall. You can download the exact rpms I'm running on from my copy at:

The src.rpm is also included in the /src directory. If you can't get to
site, let me know and give me your WAN IP and I'll unblock the address block
that is causing problems.

When I go to configure the driver in Yast I can select the ath_pci
here: (see the screenshot below)

If you don't have both the ath5k and ath_pci module, you may not be
able to
select, but you should still see the ath_pci module shown in the box.

Take a look and report back.

David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
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Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
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