I had success installing my airlink101 AWLC4030
Super Gâ„¢ Wireless Cardbus Adapter. This device uses
atheros drivers which in linux are called the madwifi
drivers and as you can see you can get these packages from
atrpms. If you have
this repository in your yum.conf you can install via yum and a
dependency will be needed to install the drivers. The dependency is
installed according to your kernel version and please note that
everytime you upgrade the kernel you
also need to upgrade the madwifi-kmdl.
For example I amusing kernel 184.108.40.2060 in fedora core 3:
[cap@myfc3 ~]$ uname -r
Which requires me to install this dependency first: madwifi-kmdl-2.6.10-1.760_FC3-0.9.4.12-15.rhfc3.at.i686.rpm
so I ran this yum command:
# yum install madwifi-kmdl-2.6.10-1.760_FC3-0.9.4.12-15.rhfc3.at.i686.rpm
once this is installed you can run yum command:
# yum install madwifi
and this is the result:
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package madwifi.i386 0:0.9.4.12-15.rhfc3.at set to be installed
--> Running transaction check
Install: madwifi.i386 0:0.9.4.12-15.rhfc3.at
Is this ok [y/N]: y
madwifi-0.9.4.12-15.rhfc3 100% |=========================| 2.4 kB 00:00
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Installing: madwifi 100 % done 1/1
Installed: madwifi.i386 0:0.9.4.12-15.rhfc3.at
We are not done you may run into some issues like I did. My wireless was SLOW so I asked for help and this was the SOLUTION!
You may also need some extra tools to monitor your wireless connection and in this tutorial you can learn how to do it. Gkrellm a system monitor for linux has a wi-fi monitor for your ath0 device. Here is my wireless configuration:
[cap@myfc3 ~]$ cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ath0
# Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
# for the documentation of these parameters.
I created this little how to in my laptop as I am wireless connected! One quick tip I make the NetworkMangerInfo start during my login by adding it to session > startup program.