Fedora & wireless

Mike Burger mburger at bubbanfriends.org
Sat Jul 19 11:54:27 UTC 2008

> Hello,
> I have Amilo A1650G laptop. I can't use my wireless card (Atheros AR5005G)
> even now (in F9), because set mode not works, commit not works & much more
> iwconfig commands. So before ~2 months I buyed new USB Wireless card
> (Buffalo WLI-U2-KG125S). Everything was fine until today. Today morning
> ~12h (GMT +2) I did F9 update and restarted pc. After that I can't use my
> Wireless card. If I do Ad-hoc mode, then I can set essid but if someone
> tries to reach me - shows that I'm using key/enc (I can't turn on, only
> turn off, but nothing happens). If I do Managed mode, then I CAN'T set
> essid (Writes: Essid: Off/Any). I searched for info, tried everything, but
> nothing helped me.
> So how to turn on essid if "iwconfig wlan0 essid on" do nothing?

I think you'll want to install/use the madwifi drivers.

They work for me on my Acer Aspire 5100 with an Atheros wireless chipset.

Mike Burger

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