I did have a blog entry about installing linux ob my laptop. Now fedora core 4 is released and there were some issues with my last installation. Therefore I had to do it again. After reading my own post i did not find it very intuitive. Therefore I make another post with only the commands that I used to get wireless to work.
# cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/madwifi co madwifi
# yum install sharutils
# export COPTS="$COPTS -DSOFTLED"
# make install
Create the following file:
# Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC
Then add the following line to /etc/modprobe.conf:
alias ath0 ath_pci
Now open the network settings:
Desktop > System settings > Network
Edit the wireless device and connect to your network
check the 'activate device when system starts' option in the general tab
Wireless tab, specify a SSID an the key.
Add a hostname to the dnstab, this prevents gnome from giving a strange message about adding a name to the hosts file.
Activate the wireless network card and save the configuration.
That did the trick for me.
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