Thursday, February 14, 2008

MadWifi, Fedora 8, AR5418 (Lenovo X60)

Okay, the WLAN is working now!

After finding something similar (not exact, as you'll) on the MadWifi forums, and finally figuring out that I needed madwifi-trunk (as distinct from "most recent release"), the instructions here worked like a charm.

It even works with NetworkManager. Haven't tried WEP yet...

This is with kernel-2.6.23.15-137.fc8 and a yum update as of Valentine's Day, with livna enabled as a yum repository.


[rdv@dhcp-148 ~]$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

irda0 no wireless extensions.

wifi0 no wireless extensions.

ath1 IEEE 802.11a ESSID:"redacted" Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:5.21 GHz Access Point: redacted
Bit Rate:36 Mb/s Tx-Power:13 dBm Sensitivity=1/1
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=37/70 Signal level=-59 dBm Noise level=-96 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:113352 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

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