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December 15th, 2008, 11:16 PM
How do I install madwifi I am an Ubuntu newb so please I need help

December 18th, 2008, 05:28 PM

December 18th, 2008, 07:50 PM
Ok now I finally got Madwifi installed but for some reason I still cant get a network connection through my wireless connection I have an Atheros AR5418 802.11abgn Wireless PCI Express Adapter on a dual boot vista/ubuntu toshiba satellite with an AMD TL-64 x2..... Could it be the driver? Might I need to download and install ndiswrapper? Or could it be the network manager?

and its probably one of those id 10 t things that Im gonna say doh when i get it figured out but I really need help right now...

Any help that can be given here would be greatly appreciated...

December 19th, 2008, 03:50 AM
First wich madwifi driver did you install?
what is the output of

sudo iwconfig
to do this you have to open a terminal;applications>accesories>terminal.
i have an atheros pci express chip as well ;this is what i did to make my wireless work;first i downloaded madwifi-hal-,then i made sure i had build essentials;
sudo apt-get install build-essential
I then uninstalled gnome network-manager
sudo apt-get remove network-managerI then installed wicd network manager http://wicd.sourceforge.net/download.php
sudo modprobe ath_pcithen
sudo echo ath_pci >> /etc/modules
you may just have to install wicd and in prefrences make sure you type in ath0,and onthe wpa supplicant choose madwifi.
I hope this helps!!!!