I will try to be the most precise as possible in my explanation, hopefully someone here can help me.
I don't have a vast experience with wireless troubleshooting, since I bought a laptop (actually a netbook) for the very first time, but I know how linux work.
Well, as the subject suggest, I got an "eee-pc 1000HA", it comes with WindowsXP but I also installed Gentoo Linux on it, now I have dual-boot but I cannot have my wireless working.
The chipset I really don't know if it's a AR5006EG or a AR5007EG,. When I boot using WindowsXP I get AR5007EG but booting by the 2.6.28 linux kernel I get AR5006EG.
The only thing I'm sure is that it's a pci-express card.
I also have been searching for some documentation to know if my card could work with the ATH5K kernel driver, some say yes it work, some say that I should use the madwifi drivers.
For the first time I have tried ATH5K and I could find my home access point but couldn't connect to it. I have used "iwlist wlan0 scan" and then I got a list of the networks, now I can't even do it. At the moment I just get it "wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down".
I will copy and paste a part of my kernel config file, maybe someone can find something wrong on it.
# Wireless LAN
# CONFIG_WLAN_PRE80211 is not set
# CONFIG_IPW2100 is not set
# CONFIG_IPW2200 is not set
# CONFIG_LIBERTAS is not set
# CONFIG_LIBERTAS_THINFIRM is not set
# CONFIG_AIRO is not set
# CONFIG_HERMES is not set
# CONFIG_ATMEL is not set
# CONFIG_PRISM54 is not set
# CONFIG_USB_ZD1201 is not set
# CONFIG_USB_NET_RNDIS_WLAN is not set
# CONFIG_RTL8180 is not set
# CONFIG_RTL8187 is not set
# CONFIG_ADM8211 is not set
# CONFIG_MAC80211_HWSIM is not set
# CONFIG_P54_COMMON is not set
# CONFIG_ATH5K_DEBUG is not set
# CONFIG_ATH9K is not set
# CONFIG_IWLCORE is not set
# CONFIG_IWLWIFI_LEDS is not set
# CONFIG_IWLAGN is not set
# CONFIG_IWL3945 is not set
# CONFIG_HOSTAP is not set
# CONFIG_B43 is not set
# CONFIG_B43LEGACY is not set
# CONFIG_ZD1211RW is not set
Now my lspci output related to my wireless card:
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
Module Size Used by
ipv6 199732 12
snd_seq_dummy 2884 0
snd_seq_oss 25216 0
snd_seq_midi_event 5888 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 40112 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 5964 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 32928 0
snd_mixer_oss 12480 1 snd_pcm_oss
ehci_hcd 28492 0
usbcore 109392 2 ehci_hcd
ath5k 88512 0
led_class 3716 1 ath5k
evdev 8480 0
lo no private ioctls.
eth0 no private ioctls.
wmaster0 no private ioctls.
wlan0 no private ioctls.
So, does anyone here owns the same chipset as I do, use ath5k on 2.6.28 kernel and it works properly?
Thanks in advance for your help!