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May 1st 2010, 03:32 PM
I just loaded 10.04 and I need the procedure to get my Atheros wireless card working, its an AR5007EG. I was using madwifi with Karmic, but I wanted to try another way, because I had a little trouble with the madwifi driver. So I want to see if using the other one will resolve the problem. If I install the regular driver and I don't like it ca I install the madwifi driver over it and will it work?
May 1st 2010, 04:19 PM
Check here: http://wireless.kernel.org
May 1st 2010, 05:52 PM
Seems good, Ill give that a try. I like the fact that I cane switch back and forth if needed as well.
May 3rd 2010, 02:24 AM
Ok I dont know what going on, but Im trying to follow the install instructions on that site and I can get them to work. Its a bit confusing.
May 3rd 2010, 03:43 PM
I'll assume a PCI device, which puts you here:http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Devices/PCI
and displays the following table, when you select the "ath5k" driver in the driver drop down combo box:
Product form factor
PCI Subvendor PCI Subsystem
ath5k Atheros AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter PCI Express (embedded in notebook)
0x168c 0x001c 0x168c 0x3067
ath5k abit AirPace WLP-01 PCI Express 0x168c 0x001c 0x147b 0x1033
ath5k Belkin F5D7010 v5100 Cardbus 0x168c 0x001a 0x1799 0x701d
ath5k D-Link DWL-G650 Cardbus 0x168c 0x0013 0x1186 0x3a12
ath5k D-Link DWA-520 PCI 0x168c 0x0013 0x1186 0x3a73
ath5k LevelOne WPC-0300 Cardbus 0x168c 0x0013 0x168c 0x2051
ath5k Netgear WAB501 Cardbus 0x168c 0x0012 0x1385 0x4400
ath5k Netgear WG511T Cardbus 0x168c 0x0013 0x1385 0x4b00
ath5k Netgear WG511U Cardbus 0x168c 0x0013 0x1385 0x4f00
ath5k Netgear WPN511 Cardbus 0x168c 0x0013 0x1385 0x5d00
ath5k Proxim 8480-WD Cardbus 0x168c 0x0013 0x14b7 0x0a10
ath5k SMC SMC2536W-AG Cardbus 0x168c 0x0013 0x1113 0xe
Find your vendor and product in that list. Assuming you went with the first option you would end up here: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ath5k
It says you can either recompile the kernel to compile ath5k and activate mac8211, or use the compatibility packages.
Actually, both ath5k.ko and mac8211.ko are already compiled available, so you don't have to do either of those steps.
It says that to try the driver do this:
sudo ip link set wlan%d up
sudo iwconfig wlan%d essid any
# Make sure you get auth'd and then assoc'd
# Then either set an IP manually or get it via DHCP
To be sure the mac80211 module was loaded by the modprobe of ath5k run
lsmod | grep "mac". You should get at least two listing, linking mac80211 with wlan0 (or ath0). My wireless driver is iwlagn and that command showed this on my notebook"
jerry@vgnfw140e:~$ lsmod | grep "mac"
mac80211 238128 2 iwlagn,iwlcore
cfg80211 148386 3 iwlagn,iwlcore,mac80211
If mac80211 doesn't show in your lsmod command then run
sudo modprobe mac80211
and retry the previous command. If it appears, then try
sudo iwlist scanning
If you have connection capability that should give you a list of cells showing the access points within range near you. If it doesn't, or it says or shows no wireless connections, including your own, then that driver isn't working for you and you may want to retry the madwifii.
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