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Posted: Jan. 29 2006,03:09 QUOTE

Quote (lagerratrobe @ Jan. 29 2006,02:51)
I also am unable to get a dhcp lease using pump, so am manually setting the IP and route.

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ifconfig ath0 netmask up
route add default gw

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who had problems with dhcp - I went down the static IP as well.
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Posted: Feb. 05 2006,15:07 QUOTE

I have had great success with the madwifi extension.

I am using a Compaq Armada M700, 850 MHz, 256 MB ram.  I am running a live CD of DSL 2.0, toram.  I bought the machine off of Ebay specifically to run DSL in ram to surf the web wirelessly, until I can get hold of a Nokia 770.  I would have liked to run DSL off of a USB pendrive, but this laptop cannot boot off USB.  I generally spin the hard drive down to extend battery life.

I have tried three wireless cards with this laptop:

Netgear WG511, using ndiswrapper.  Everyting was fine and I was able to connect to my Linksys WRT54G router.  Then, after a short time, the machine would completely lock up, requring a total power down.

Next up was a Linksys WPC54G.  Using ndiswrapper, the same thing happened.  I was hoping for something better, considering I have a Linksys router.

Next, and finally, I tried a D-Link DWL-G630.  Locked up again, and again using ndiswrapper.

Three cards, three different chipssets.  I tried not using "toram" and Dillo instead of Firefox, thinking I may have a memory loading issue.  Still no go, lockup after lockup.

Finally, I read about the madwifi.dsl extension in the testing area. Turns out the DWL-G630 has an Atheros chip.  I followed the instructions, downloading, running the script and running iwconfig from the control panel.  Got a connection the first time.  The most important part is: no lockups. I threw heavy load at the card but it wouldn't/hasn't locked up.  I am also using WEP.

I have since set the extension up to load on boot via the /opt/ and .filetool.lst.  I have booted about a half dozen times and it has worked every time.

I suspect then, that my laptop doesn't play nice with ndiswrapper.  Perhaps it uses a lot of system resources (?), I don't know.

To Robert,John, and all of the DSL community, thank you.  This thing works and works well.

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Posted: Feb. 05 2006,21:19 QUOTE

Hi jllyrgr,

Are you able to use DHCP with your card?
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Posted: Feb. 06 2006,03:43 QUOTE

Yes.  I had absolutely no problem getting an address with the script as it is written.  (This is with the D-Link DWL-G630 card.)
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Posted: Mar. 31 2006,00:57 QUOTE

Quote (roberts @ Dec. 21 2005,19:32)
But you should run as root, i.,e.,
sudo /opt/
Then use the usual iwconfig GUI for device ath0

Once working, add madwifi.dsl to your usual mydsl extensions area.
Add /opt/ to /opt/ and you will have transparent Atheros Wifi support.

Optional, as usual, you may also add your personal wireless settings ( to /opt/ (for execution) and to .filetool.lst (for persistency).

I installed 2.2b frugal method. When I run the command sudo /opt/ I get the following in return:

insmod: a module named wlan already exists
/lib/modules/2.4.31/net/wlan_acl.o: kernel-module version mismatch
       /lib/modules/2.4.31/net/wlan_acl.o was compiled for kernel version 2.4.31 while this version was compiled for version 2.4.26.

I haven't added anything to my DSL, just a frugal install run MyDSL, select System, download

Any help is appreciated.
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