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How to get ath5k working on Jaunty with Compat-wireless and a self-compiled kernel

May 27, 2009, 14:34 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to dave for this link. ]

"I've tried stuff like madwifi, ndiswrapper and previous modules like ath_pci . None of them was able to fix my problem, the wireless device was still missing.

"Then I've heard that I need the ath5k FOSS Linux Wireless driver, something that is provided by the compat-wireless package.

"I downloaded a compat-wireless tarball from orbit-lab.org but I was unable to get it working. While compiling I received several errors, one of these errors reported something like "You need to have mac 08211 enabled in your kernel ...". After trying different versions of the compat-wireless tarball on the Ubuntu Generic kernel I realized that it was impossible to compile this on a default Ubuntu generic kernel."
wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download has more information on compat-wireless-- ed.

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