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Thread: How do I do wireless in Zenwalk?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    How do I do wireless in Zenwalk?

    I installed the latest release of Zenwalk, 4.4.1, and installed it (clean) on my T41 IBM Thinkpad. lspci detects the card (Atheros AR5212) but I have no idea where to go from here...!

    Everything I find out there is vague (find a driver?) and I need a step-by-step way to configure my wireless. I'm very frustrated here, and had the same problem when I got started with Ubuntu (no resources answer the simple question: How does the OS expect me to do this?) until I installed KNetworkManager which got me on my way.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    Re: How do I do wireless in Zenwalk?

    Hi Thomas

    I am not familiar with your chip but your situation may be similar to mine.

    I have a Broadcom 4306 chip and successfully installed the firmware and got it working. Problem was that I couldn't get on with the wifi radar program. No matter what combination of entries I put in the fields it wouldn't connect and there appears to be little documentation.

    In the end I installed network manager. To do this I had to install quite a bit of Gnome bits and pieces from Zeqadious' server (see the Zenwalk forums). Obviously I had to hook up with an ethernet cable to do this.

    With network manager installed it worked perfectly.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Re: How do I do wireless in Zenwalk?

    I hope you've figured it out by now, but incase anyone else is struggling I found this to be a perfect guide for Atheros chipsets:,5189.0.html


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