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Re: FC5, madwifi and system-config-network



On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 11:34 -0500, Christopher J. Bottaro wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed madwifi-ng on my newly installed FC5 box.  I could connected to
> my WEP protected network just fine using the 'modprobe', 'ifconfig',
> 'ifup', 'iwconfig', and 'route' commands.  The problem is that I don't want
> to use those commands to connect.  I simply want to use
> system-config-network to make a profile that I can use with the 'ifup'
> command.
> 
> system-config-network doesn't see ath0 when I select "New wireless device." 
> It only sees wifi0 when I select "New ethernet device."
> 
> 'iwconfig' sees ath0.  'ifconfig' sees lo, eth0, and wifi0.  modprobe.conf
> has an entry 'alias wifi0 ath_pci'.
> 
> Something seems wrong.  Why is there an "ethernet" device for my wireless
> device?  Why does ifconfig see ath0, but system-config-network doesn't?

Leave the wifi0 - but add a line exactly like it that says ath0 instead
of wifi0

Then you will be able to configure it with system-config-network and use
the standard tools to bring it up and down etc.


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