With the new release of Ubuntu 7.10 I figured I should go back and revisit some of my macbook specific tutorials. Today I’ll touch on configuring / enabling wireless on the macbook (second-gen) in Ubuntu 7.10.
Enable Wireless on the Macbook
- sudo aptitude install build-essential
- wget -c http://snapshots.madwifi.org/madwifi-trunk-current.tar.gz
- tar -zxf madwifi-trunk-current.tar.gz
- cd madwifi-ng-*
- sudo make install
- sudo modprobe ath_pci
- sudo modprobe wlan_scan_sta
You should now be able to scan for wireless broadcasts and connect to available networks without restarting your machine. Enjoy.