wifi - working
stdin at stdin.me.uk
Mon Sep 24 13:19:07 BST 2007
Billie Walsh wrote:
> Geez!!! Sometimes I can be SO stupid.
> Ya gotta run that "lsmod" on the laptop STUPID!!!
> From the laptop I get, snipped for brevity to whatever I saw that
> contained anything to do with "wlan" +/-:
> sb 16652 0
> 12c_ec 6016 1 sbs
> lp 12452 0
> wlan_wep 7936 1
> wlan_scan_sta 14976 1
> ath_rate_sample 14080 1
> joydev 10816 0
> ath_pci 97312 0
> wlan 204868 5
> wlan_wep, wlan_scan_sta,ath_rate_sample, ath_pci
> ath_hal 192592 3 ath_rate_sample, ath_pci
> snd_maestro3 27012 1
> snd_ac97_codec 98464 1 snd_maestro3
> I didn't see anything that looked like it dealt with network cards. It
> all looked pretty much like the one I had been scanning on the desktop.
Those "ath_*" modules are the Atheros (madwifi) modules, those are the
drivers for your network card. The wlan* modules are also part of the
madwifi group of modules, they control/switch on parts of the hardware
to enable built-in encryption and such. But the important part is, the
ath_* modules are the ones you're interested in here.
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