Originally Posted by mjjzf
Is this true? I have a strange ath5k problem in Slackware with the connection timing out - I would like to find out if that is a common issue.
If the device shows up, then you may have a supported device. You can check if madwifi or ath5k supports your device. Use "/sbin/lscpi -v" and "/sbin/lspci -n" to get information on your device. the "lspci -n" will provide the manufactures code.
Another thing that can be a problem is if internally your device is connected to usb instead of a mini pcmcia. Usb devices aren't supported.
I had connection problems on my new laptop (with an atheros wireless device) in Vista. My router is a linksys wireless n router. I found that disabling IPv6 fixed the connection problem.
If you run "wpa-cli" you can monitor the authentication process.
sudo /usr/sbin/wpa_cli -p /var/run/wpa_supplicant -i ath0