anyone have an Acer TravelMate notebook or anything with an Atheros wifi chip?

Lonni J Friedman netllama at
Thu Nov 29 16:36:14 UTC 2007

On 11/29/07, Kelly Miller <lightsolphoenix at> wrote:
> On Nov 29, 2007 11:13 AM, Lonni J Friedman <netllama at> wrote:
> > Note, all of the above is before even attempting to use any form of
> > encryption.  I want to get the thing functional to the point that I
> > can ping other systems, and then I'll add in encryption.
> >
> > Anyone have any success stories or suggestions?  thanks
> Despite what lspci says, the wireless you have is NOT actually an AR5006EG,
> it is in fact an AR5007EG (interestingly enough, Windows XP makes the same
> identification mistake).  That is why it doesn't work; neither madwifi nor
> ath5k currently support the AR5007EG.  At all.


> I managed to 'fix' it by waltzing down to the nearby computer store and
> buying a wireless PCMCIA card, because madwifi and ath5k won't work, and
> ndiswrapper with this chipset is horribly unpredictable.

*sigh*  thanks for the tip, I do appreciate it.

So you did try using it with ndiswrapper?  If so, I'd like to try that
out before I spend any more money, but I don't see AR5007EG listed on
the ndiswrapper website.  Which driver did you use, and where did you
get it?


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