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Re: Custom F8 kernal and ath5k



On 1/2/08, Greg Sieranski <greg sieranski quoininc com> wrote:
> John W. Linville wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 10:25:40AM -0500, Greg Sieranski wrote:
> >
> >> Has anyone had any success compiling their own kernal and enabling the
> >> ath5k driver per
> >> http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/ath5k#Getdriver with an
> >> Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5418 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless PCI Express
> >> Adapter (rev 01)?  I have had no luck with the madwifi drivers and and
> >> trying to find some other way to get my wireless to work.
> >>
> >
> > Why would you need to do this?  ath5k is already in F8 kernels.
> >
> > John
> >
> thanks, i did not know it was there. So i removed all madwifi modules
> and then reloaded the ath5k driver and get the following when running lsmod:
>
> ath5k                  98501  0
> mac80211              132045  1 ath5k
>
>
> however, when i do an iwconfig i get:
> lo        no wireless extensions.
>
> irda0     no wireless extensions.
>
> eth0      no wireless extensions.
>
> sit0      no wireless extensions.
>
> vmnet1    no wireless extensions.
>
> vmnet8    no wireless extensions.
>
> virbr0    no wireless extensions.
>
>
> So no wireless devices are showing up. Any thoughts on what I can try next?
>
> I have an  Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5418 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless
> PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

If madwifi isn't working then ath5k isn't going to work either.
madwifi supports more hardware than ath5k.


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