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Old 26th September 2006, 03:08 AM
skapoor2 Offline
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Wireless not working on kernel 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5


I just upgraded my kernel to 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 and my Netgear WG511T wireless card has stopped working. If I boot into the previous kernel 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5 the wireless card works fine.

In 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 I don't even get any green LED lights on the wireless card.
When I type iwconfig as root I get the following message

Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 20
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 19.
Some things may be broken...

I am using Madwifi drivers.
How should I resolve this error and get the wireless card to work with the new kernel?


-Sam K.
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Old 26th September 2006, 03:55 AM
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Have you tried updating the madwifi drivers???
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Old 27th September 2006, 09:45 AM
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I am not sure the warning is the issue. I have also the madwifi tool that i installed on fedora core 2.6,15.2054 i upgraded to the most recent kernel but nothing broke. and i got the same message as u.
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