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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Atheros 5007 wifi (AR2425 chips) Linux Driver Installs

i got a laptop with built-in Atheros 5007 wireless LAN (AR2425 chips). and the driver came with ubuntu is not working at all. i also tried ndiswrapper that works but causing a lot of crash. so, after google a lot i found many (somewhat outdated) solutions to make this wireless works but not working anymore...

until i found a ticket at madwifi, then follow this guide. but it's so very long conversation to digest...

so, here i try to summarize it in case i need to repeat the whole steps:

wget http://snapshots.madwifi.org/madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz
tar zxvf madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz
cd madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current/scripts 
sudo ./madwifi-unload
sudo ./find-madwifi-modules.sh $(uname -r)
cd ..
make
sudo make install

that's all it. now i can use the wifi from ubuntu 8.04 hardy.
(it should also works on all other linux distros).

update: reports said it also works on ubuntu 8.10 intrepid.
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