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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject: Madwifi-ng on PS3 Reply with quote

I managed to install gentoo on my PS3. I want to use WPA protection on my wireless network instead on WEP. As far as I know current driver for PS3 original hardware only allows to use WEP. I have a USB Edimax dongle based on Atheros chipset, so I decided to give madwifi-ng a try, however it woes that powerpc-elf is invalid:
>>> Compiling source in /var/tmp/portage/net-wireless/madwifi-ng- ...
 * Preparing ath_hal module
../ *** TARGET powerpc-elf is invalid, valid targets are: alpha-elf ap30 ap43 ap51 ap61 arm9-le-thumb-elf armv4-be-elf armv4-le-elf i386-elf mips-be-elf mips-le-elf mips1-be-elf mips1-le-elf mipsisa32-be-elf mipsisa32-le-elf powerpc-be-eabi powerpc-be-elf powerpc-le-eabi sh4-le-elf sparc-be-elf sparc64-be-elf x86_64-elf xscale-be-elf xscale-le-elf.  Stop.
 * ERROR: net-wireless/madwifi-ng- failed.
 * Call stack:
 *     , line   46:  Called src_compile
 *             environment, line 3134:  Called linux-mod_src_compile
 *             environment, line 2389:  Called die
 * The specific snippet of code:
 *               emake HOSTCC="$(tc-getBUILD_CC)" CC="$(get-KERNEL_CC)" LDFLAGS="$(get_abi_LDFLAGS)" ${BUILD_FIXES} ${BUILD_PARAMS} ${BUILD_TARGETS} || diefunc "$FUNCNAME" "$LINENO" "$?" "Unable to make ${BUILD_FIXES} ${BUILD_PARAMS} ${BUILD_TARGETS}.";
 *  The die message:
 *   Unable to make  TOUT=/var/tmp/portage/net-wireless/madwifi-ng- KERNELPATH=/lib/modules/2.6.23-ps3-r1/build all.
 * If you need support, post the topmost build error, and the call stack if relevant.
 * A complete build log is located at '/var/tmp/portage/net-wireless/madwifi-ng-'.
 * The ebuild environment file is located at '/var/tmp/portage/net-wireless/madwifi-ng-'.

Does anyone have any experiences with madwifi on PS3? Can someone suggest any other usb dongle with ability to be used with PS3 and WPA / WPA2 ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the Madwifi website it does support PowerPC so I don' know what is going on there. You could try extracting the tar ball somewhere and patching the kernel sources. Alternatively there is a newer version of Madwifi out now maybe that is worth a try.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madwifi supports ppc, but not ppc64. You won't get anywhere with it. And Madwifi doesn't support USB devices anyway.
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