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NetworkManager with the madwifi drivers on Dapper Drake and Gutsy Gibbon
When using the default madwifi drivers shipped with Ubuntu Dapper Drake Beta using NetworkManager with WPA does not work (at least for me). Therefore I have created a little HOWTO which requires building new madwifi drivers and installing two debian packages. You can find the original version of the HOWTO here: Original HOWTO
The deb packages are just quick hacks to make everything work. I expect that madwifi + nm + WPA will be available in Dapper as soon as it is released.
Unpack the madwifi source:
tar xjf madwifi-ng-r1531-20060427.tar.bz2
Compile and install the drivers:
cd madwifi-ng-r1531-20060427 make sudo make install
It will prompt you to remove the old drivers from the ubuntu packages. You should answer "r". Make sure that the script installed the files to the right directory (should be something like /lib/modules/2.6.15-22-386, depending on the output of "uname -r"). Also make sure that there is only one version of ath_pci.ko ("find /lib/modules/2.6.15-22-386 -iname ath_pci*", or similar should tell you that).
Then install the provided debs:
sudo dpkg -i dhcdbd_1.10-0ubuntu12_i386.deb sudo dpkg -i wpasupplicant-madwifi-hack.deb
Uninstall the old supplicant
sudo apt-get remove wpasupplicant
Install network-manager and network-manager-gnome if you haven't already:
sudo apt-get install network-manager network-manager-gnome
Reboot once (or replug your network card and reload the drivers) and you should be up and running networkmanager (start nm-applet if the tray icon is missing)
Add your problems here, and I will try to resolve them.
Some more information on the subject: