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14th February 2004, 01:40 AM
I am newbee so need help..Does not work in Fedora(on the hard drive) or Knoppix-STD(CD bootable)
I am trying to go wireless using my Toshiba machine that has the following Wireless Card:
The laptop is dual boot with Windows XP and Fedora Core Distribution.
Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter (embedded IEEE802.11a/g, g Wireless LAN) based on the Atheros ar5211 chipset.
No wireless interfaces are found and when I go through the Netrwok Configuration, it does not list my card or the driver there
and if I do a sbin/ifconfig wlan
wlan: error fetching interface information: Device not found
If it is compatible, how can i configure it to use it and if it is not, are there drivers out there and is installing the drivers pretty much the same as in Windows.
If it is not compatible,I have a PCMCIA Slot...What card should I get for that?
I am a new bee, hence the kiddish questions.
P.S. Also the wireless card is recognized fine in Windows XP
14th February 2004, 02:42 AM
This particular card uses a chipset that doesn't currently have working drivers. As you can see, an effort (http://team.vantronix.net/ar5k/) is being done to write drivers for these cards, however the driver is vastly unfinished/non-functional.
Check out the list of supported PCMCIA devices (http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp/SUPPORTED.CARDS), including network cards. It could be used to purchase a new card, should you have to go that route.
Hope that helps!
14th February 2004, 05:59 PM
Thanks Vorte for that info...
And any of those compatible cards would be Plug and Play or any configuration would be required???
Would that list also be compatible with bootable falvors of Linux like Knoppix or Knoppix-STD.
Please let me know
14th February 2004, 07:20 PM
Alot of those cards work fine out the of the box, with minimal/no configuration. Due to the lack of information on that page, I cannot be more specific. Hope that helps.
14th February 2004, 07:51 PM
What about Senao 2511...
And there are 2 models like Senao SL-2511CDPLUS
And Senao SL-2511CDPLUS EXT2
Would that work out of the box?
And would that be readily available at an Electronic Store in the US?
You would be able to answer that I guess if you're in the US
Thanks again for your input.
15th February 2004, 05:50 PM
I bought the following market-level PCMCIA Cards.
(1) Linksys WPC11 v.4
(2) D-Link DWL-650 2.4Ghz Cardbus Adapter
Could anyone tell me if any of these would work.
And also since I'm a newb, how can I check on its status..
Is it iwconfig?
Also is there any configuration required?
15th February 2004, 09:14 PM
I replied ;) http://fedora.artoo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=279
13th March 2005, 05:29 AM
im not sure if this will help but I wrote some instructions on this page to help with getting my Atheros chipset to work. I have a toshiba a75. i know this was an old post so i dont know if you got yours working yet.
8th March 2006, 12:41 PM
dear kuknoppix, i had the same problem like tht of urs...perform the following steps and u get it.
1....dowload ur madwifi drivers for ur specific kernel and architecture from livna site
to knw ur architure do uname -m and uname -r to knw ur kernel version/release watever.
like mine kernel is 2.6.15-1.1831_FC4 and arch. is i686 so i dowloaded:
2...install all these but madwifi-kmdl....... first.
3...reboot ur pc
4...go to system tools-->internet config. wizard-->wireless connection-->here u will c atheros blah blah and go on with the simplest gui configuration for ur network
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