Instructions to configure the Atheros 5007 ( AR5007 ) wireless card

Madwifi

First time

Open synaptic and click on edit->reload package information, after that install build-essential, and close synaptic

Open a terminal and execute the following commands:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
wget http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org/madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz
sudo mv madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz /usr/local/src/
cd /usr/local/src/
sudo tar -zxvf madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz
cd madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r4016-20090429/scripts/
sudo ./madwifi-unload
sudo ./find-madwifi-modules.sh $(uname -r)

WARNING:
It seems that there are modules left from previous MadWifi installations.
If you are unistalling the MadWifi modules please press "r" to remove them.
If you are installing new MadWifi modules, you should consider removing those
already installed, or else you may experience problems during operation.
Remove old modules?

[l]ist, [r]emove, [i]gnore or e[x]it (l,r,i,[x]) ? 
r

cd ..
sudo make
sudo make install

Reboot.

After rebooting left click on the network manager applet(the icon with the two computers on the up right corner), and select your wireless network

After a kernel update

After upgrading the kernel you have to repeat the following steps to get the wireless working again:

Open a terminal and execute the following commands:

cd madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r4016-20090429/scripts/
sudo ./madwifi-unload
sudo ./find-madwifi-modules.sh $(uname -r)

WARNING:
It seems that there are modules left from previous MadWifi installations.
If you are unistalling the MadWifi modules please press "r" to remove them.
If you are installing new MadWifi modules, you should consider removing those
already installed, or else you may experience problems during operation.
Remove old modules?

[l]ist, [r]emove, [i]gnore or e[x]it (l,r,i,[x]) ? 
r

cd ..
sudo make
sudo make install

Reboot


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WifiDocs/Device/AR5007 (last edited 2009-08-13 01:31:44 by kmilo)