wifi - working

Terence Simpson 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!!!
>
> DUH!!!
>
>  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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