wireless router

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Mon Jan 16 01:04:16 UTC 2006

LC wrote:
>> Temlakos wrote:
>>> LC wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>  I have a Fedora 4 as a router. How can i add wireless (wifi) 
>>>> feature to it? What equipment do i need?
>>>>  Best regards
>>> I would imagine that you need an Access Point. But as to how to 
>>> drive one, I can't answer that.
>>> Temlakos
>> More likely a wireless card:-)
>> One based on prism54 is good, I had one running in an FC2 beta, and more
>> recently in Ubuntu and Debian. However, they're hard to find.
>> Atheros seems good; I have one built into my laptop and it works well un
>> SUSE 10. Probably FC4 users have to build the driver, but that's fairly
>> straightforward. You meed the madwifi driver.
>> d-link is labelling a lot of its cards 'Atheros" or "DSP by TI."
>> Avoid broadcom (BCM), TI (ACX).
> By using a wireless card, i can route Wifi machines into the internet? 
> What other program/software do i need?

I have a Netgear PCMCIA for my laptop (Atheros chip), and use a madwifi 
kernel module I get from ATrpms (what was recommended on the madwifi 
site) -- every time you install a new kernel, you have to install the 
appropriate kernel module.
Here's the page for FC4 kernels:
If you're going to use an Atheros chip, here's the madwifi page for 
compatible hardware:


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