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nduanetesh
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PostPosted: Sun 05 Jun 2005, 10:39    Post subject:  

results of lspci -n

(final item on the output):

3:0.0 168c:0013 (rev 01)

what next?

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2005, 05:26    Post subject:  

Ok


Now I just got hold of a dlink dwl-510 which uses the same chipset (atheros)...At the moment I'm running a 2.6.8 kernel on Slackware with the madwifi driver in master mode (ie access point)....All seems to be working fine.Once Barry decides on a kernel version for Puppy 1.0.3 I'll compile the drivers and forward them across. The only problem is that ad-hoc mode is "broken" according to the madwifi site..
So hopefully this will take the dependency away from ndiswrapper for these chips.

BTW in master mode (AP mode) it can also be used to bridge a wireless network to a wired network...
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2005, 18:45    Post subject:  

OK just a bit of an update...

Have compiled and successfully loaded and run madwifi driver on 2.4.22 kernel

Downloaded puppy-1.0.3 and will compile and test drivers and post results....Hang in there we'll get you going Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jun 2005, 01:32    Post subject:  

Thanks for sticking with me, Bladehunter!

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jun 2005, 05:31    Post subject:  

The only problem is that a need crypto option is required for this driver has been left out by Barry......If I compiled a new kernel would that be a problem for you to use ?

I don't know if you have the facilities to remaster with a new kernel
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jun 2005, 10:07    Post subject:  

bladehunter wrote:

I don't know if you have the facilities to remaster with a new kernel


"Facilities"? Yes. "Abilities?" Maybe not so much Embarassed I can put together a hard drive install on my primary 'puter with plenty of room to grow and work. So hardware and space aren't problems. I've never remastered a puppy before, though, so...it would be murky waters for me.

But I'm willing to give anything a shot, if folks are willing to help me along.

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jun 2005, 02:29    Post subject:  

Hey cool, that's the attitude...


Well it's not really a full remaster, just redoing the iso, which can be done from windows, with the the new kernel. I'm pretty sure the instructions are on Barry's site. Well any way if not I can supply the required instructions for you. May take a day or so to get it built and sent off, but real glad to see you haven't let this die. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jun 2005, 02:21    Post subject:  

Glad to see *I* haven't let this die? I think you're the one who deserves a cookie for stick-to-it-iveness. Thanks once again!

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Jun 2005, 07:38    Post subject:  

OK....are you ready

like really really ready


well those drivers I was talking about....

compiled them remade the initial ramdisk with the drivers (it's now 16MB uncompressed)

booted up with my new kernel

executed

#modprobe ath_pci
#ifconfig ath0 192.168.1.130 up
and as if by magic it connected to my Access point (no encryption or security yet)
and now I'm typing this on Puppy-1.0.3 on my Dell lappy (with neomagic card)
if you would like and if you have a hotmail account that can take large email attachments I can post you the new image.gz and vmlinuz (kernel) to get you card going.
vmlinuz.tar.gz
Description  new kernel with required crypto and I threw in Frame Buffer
gz

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Filename  vmlinuz.tar.gz 
Filesize  929.64 KB 
Downloaded  435 Time(s) 
ath_pci.tar.gz
Description  driver for you
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Filename  ath_pci.tar.gz 
Filesize  157.44 KB 
Downloaded  433 Time(s) 
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun 2005, 00:15    Post subject:  

I've been working hard with the same problem. I have an Atheros card, and some distros pick it up, others do not. None have out of the box. My successes have been with those that have the MadWiFi drivers and KDE, such as Slax and PCLinuxOS. I'm still having trouble with getting them to speak with my Wireless hub since I'm using WPA encryption rather than WEP or none at all.
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun 2005, 04:31    Post subject:  

bladehunter wrote:

booted up with my new kernel


Bladehunter,
I'm using the 2.4.29 kernel right now, thinking of moving onto that for Pup 1.0.4.
I've compiled it with framebuffer support (although only vesa2 and vga16) and acpi.
What extra crypto support do you need in the kernel? From memory, I think that I enabled md5sum, aes, des, crc32.
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun 2005, 07:53    Post subject:  

HMAC and md5 are required...but I'll have to check to be sure..

I've created an iso based on 1.0.3 that I'm uploading to my new web site, I'll post details tomorrow and hopefully I'll have an iso for the neomagic based machines prepared in the next day or so...
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun 2005, 10:41    Post subject:  

Bladehunter, I had PMed you with my email address (in an attempt to avoid it being picked up by spam bots), but if you're uploading a full ISO, there's no need to email me image.gz. I'm anxioius to see if this works! Thanks for all of your efforts!

Oh, and Barry, thanks for enabling ACPI in the next kernel.

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun 2005, 23:15    Post subject:  

Hey Bladehunter!

Guess who is typing this message from his girlfriend's finally-working-with-puppy-and-pcmcia-wireless laptop 'puter? That's right, it's me!!

I downloaded and burned your iso (had to burn it in windows, as I couldn't get puppy to burn...that'll be another post), and fired everything up. Then I typed:

modprobe ath_pci

got some warnings, but the modules loaded (if you're surprised to hear that i got some warnings, I can post them for you). I then tried some random things with ifconfig and iwconfig, but because we're using dchp on this wireless router, I wasn't sure exactly what to do. so finally I just punched in:

dhcpcd ath0

and it's working like a charm! I added the two commands to etc/rc.d/rc.local and it works automagically upon boot! So, this saga of...urm....ten weeks? is now officially over! Thanks very much to everybody for the help and for sticking with me through all of this. I really really appreciate it. And my girlfriend is really really annoyed that every time she wants to use her computer, I'm using it in puppy.

Thanks again!

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun 2005, 01:14    Post subject:  

The "tainted" messages are normal and nothing to worry about with the driver...Glad it works for you
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