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Madwifi for Puppy (wireless)
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Jun 2005, 08:20    Post subject:  Madwifi for Puppy (wireless)  

Barry since the athros chipset seems to be common in many 802.11a/b/g Wireless nics would it be possible for these to be included in puppy as a standard and maybe get rid of some the older wireless cards drivers that are there ?

I'm experimenting and have found them to work with
DLINK DWL-G510 PCI card H\W Ver B1 F\W Ver 4.00
DLINK DWL-G630 CardBus (pcmcia) H\W Ver D1 F\W Ver 4.00

The above cards were purchased in Australia so I don't know what Version are being sold Overseas

The beauty of this driver is that you can run it in Master mode (Access Point) and have it bridge a wireless and wired network.

At the moment I have a DWL-G510 running in an old PC bridging as describe above and as a router\firewall for my dial up connection

For bridging to work the Bridge Utils package is required.

BTW: Just tried 1.0.3 and reckon it rocks especially UnionFS for getting the Neomagic card going
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Jun 2005, 19:44    Post subject:  

umm, so I need to get the driver for the athros chipset from somewhere? do you have a url?
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Jun 2005, 19:46    Post subject:  

also, could you suggest what old drivers should be removed?
...do to my newness to wireless, I don't know what is old and what is not.
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Jun 2005, 19:49    Post subject:  

Bladehunter,
what did you do to get your neomagic card working?
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun 2005, 03:28    Post subject:  

Sorry about that..... Embarassed


The madwifi site http://madwifi.sourceforge.net

Maybe some of the aironet modules and prism ? As I think most people would have have a pcmcia prism based card.....orr just bump up the size of image.gz, about 1M at most umcompressed (if that)

The Neomagic card ?

When I modded the image.gz file to accommodate the madwifi drivers I modded /etc/profile to not start X on first boot, copied across the framebuffer driver, fonts and I had the libs in my home directory.With unuionfs the required files are there on every boot.
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun 2005, 11:43    Post subject: Belkin USB G54 wireless adapters 802.11g  

Confused totally new to Linux, but wow, steadily learning. Thanks to Puppy, I have discovered GRUB, and also BOOTPART, and now have 80GB drive with Windows2K Windows XP and THREE Linux partitions. NTLDR boots2K, XP or GRUB which allows further selection, or loop back to nTLDR. (Smile) The Linux Puppy partition is being used more n more as I discover how to do stuff. For internet access (Mozilla Browser) Puppy is working thru my Belkin 7633 onto Virgin Broadband(uk) using 3COM NIC card; but I have three other older PCs with Belkin USB 802.11G adapters; is anyone out there making Puppy work with Belkin USB wireless adapter 7050 ?? I would really like to learn how to cross that hurdle... only using WEP 64.. ?? thanks alanrtodduk@virgin.net
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Jun 2005, 03:08    Post subject:  

Your card "should" work with ndiswrapper



Check this out
http://www.goosee.com/puppy/wikka/NdiswrapperPuppy


All the info is there
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PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2006, 18:47    Post subject: Is There A Madwifi DotPup?  

Anonymous wrote:

The madwifi site http://madwifi.sourceforge.net


I have acquired a Proxim PCMCIA wireless card and understand from the
Forum that I should use the native Linux MadWifi drivers.

Has a DotPup been made for MadWifi and Puppy?

This is another in my several years old multi-distro effort to find a wireless
nic that will run on this laptop with native Linux drivers.

Thanks! doc

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PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2006, 19:47    Post subject:  

edoc,
Look at the madwifi items created by tempestuous at: http://mymirrors.homelinux.org/puppy/wireless/
Not strictly a dot pup, but should be no problem to install and use.
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PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2006, 20:47    Post subject:  

BlackAdder wrote:
edoc,
Look at the madwifi items created by tempestuous at: http://mymirrors.homelinux.org/puppy/wireless/
Not strictly a dot pup, but should be no problem to install and use.


I went there and after reading the README downloaded and unzipped
0.13e

[ ] orinoco-0.13e-patched.tar.gz 17-Mar-2006 10:07 43K
[ ] orinoco-0.15rc2.tar.gz 17-Mar-2006 10:07 183K
[TXT] orinoco-connect 17-Mar-2006 10:07 820
[TXT] orinoco_README 17-Mar-2006 10:07 4.1K

I then tried to open it with PupGet as an Alien but no joy.

How should I open this, please?

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PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2006, 21:45    Post subject:  

edoc,
I thought that you wanted to install the madwifi driver. Instructions for install are contained in the readme file madwifi-ng_README . Just click on that file and read the instructions. The correct file to download and extract for madwifi is madwifi-ng.tar.gz .
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PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2006, 22:32    Post subject:  

BlackAdder wrote:
edoc,
I thought that you wanted to install the madwifi driver. Instructions for install are contained in the readme file madwifi-ng_README . Just click on that file and read the instructions. The correct file to download and extract for madwifi is madwifi-ng.tar.gz .


Sorry, my dumb pill. Saw all of the device-specific drivers and thought
you were suggesting I might use those instead!

Anyhow ... I downloaded madwifi-ng.tar.gz and followed the
uncompression step. Good that far ...

# tar -zxvf madwifi-ng.tar.gz
./lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/madwifi/ath_hal.o
./lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/madwifi/ath_pci.o
./lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/madwifi/ath_rate_sample.o
./lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/madwifi/wlan.o
./lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/madwifi/wlan_acl.o
./lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/madwifi/wlan_ccmp.o
./lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/madwifi/wlan_scan_ap.o
./lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/madwifi/wlan_scan_sta.o
./lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/madwifi/wlan_tkip.o
./lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/madwifi/wlan_wep.o
./lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/madwifi/wlan_xauth.o
./usr/local/bin/80211debug
./usr/local/bin/80211stats
./usr/local/bin/athchans
./usr/local/bin/athctrl
./usr/local/bin/athdebug
./usr/local/bin/athkey
./usr/local/bin/athstats
./usr/local/bin/wlanconfig

then ...

# depmod
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/zd1211/zd1211.o

# modprobe ath_pci
modprobe: Can't locate module ath_pci

Now what, please?

Thanks! doc

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PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2006, 23:50    Post subject:  

Did you perhaps miss the
Code:
cd /
step at the beginning. Others have in the past, and got similar errors. If it is missed, the files do not get expanded into the correct place.

If the module ath_pci is not in the library
Code:
/lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/madwifi/

then the files have not been expanded to the correct place.
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PostPosted: Sat 27 May 2006, 07:11    Post subject:  

edoc,
Proxim, like most wifi manuafacturers, uses different chipsets in different models.
You need to positively identify your chipset - by model number or manf-id number. See here http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_part.php?brandname=Proxim

... and by the way, I'm about to package a Linux wifi driver for Marvell chipsets for Puppy2.
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PostPosted: Sat 27 May 2006, 20:22    Post subject:  

BlackAdder wrote:
Did you perhaps miss the
Code:
cd /
step at the beginning. Others have in the past, and got similar errors. If it is missed, the files do not get expanded into the correct place.

If the module ath_pci is not in the library
Code:
/lib/modules/2.4.29/net/wireless/madwifi/

then the files have not been expanded to the correct place.


I placed the compressed file in root and opened xterm in root.

Would that not do the same thing as cd/?

doc

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