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Re: Custom F8 kernal and ath5k



You might try killing the wired interface. I had to do that on another distro before wireless
would work right. It may or may not work that way in fedora but there is no harm in: ifconfig eth0
down
--- Greg Sieranski <greg sieranski quoininc com> wrote:

> Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >   
> The madwifi module loads and I am able to view available networks using 
> networkmanager I am just not able to connect to any whether they are 
> open or use wep/wpa. I am trying to exhaust all possible options before 
> I commit to buying and intel wireless card.
> 
> Thanks,
> gs
> 
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