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Old 04-02-2006, 01:48 PM   #1
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Toshiba P10 Atheros 5213 wifi driver setup


Hi there everybody!!

As the nick says I am new to Linux and need help. . . so if anyone out there has some suggestions I would appreciate them. I am using Mandriva 2006 on my Toshiba P10. This laptop has an Atheros 5213 wireless interface and I have installed the madwifi drivers for it. . . .now here is where I am unable to fathom why it is not working. . . iwconfig sees my interface on ath0;

[root@192 paul]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

wifi0 no wireless extensions.

ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"linksys" Nickname:"192.168.0.1"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.447 GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s Tx-Power:18 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
Retryff RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption key:6D61-706C-656A-6F79 Security mode:restricted
Power Managementff
Link Quality=52/94 Signal level=-43 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:505 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

but I still have no connection to the wireless for the internet. when I have the Cabel plugged into the laptop it works like a charm, but when I try to go wireless it does not connect.

now when it boots I get a wifi0 that tries to setup, but is unable to because it can not get IP information. How do I setup this??? is this the problem??

HHHHHEEEEEEEELLLLLLLPPPPPPP. . . . . LOL!

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Old 04-03-2006, 03:44 PM   #2
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Where is your access point?
 
Old 04-04-2006, 03:01 AM   #3
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if your router still has stock settings
try this from root
# wlanconfig ath0 destroy
# wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta
# ifconfig ath0 up
# dhcpcd ath0
# ping -c 1 google.com
 
Old 04-05-2006, 10:25 PM   #4
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Ok, I tried all that but it did not work. Is it something to do with the router and WEP password? Is there a way to make sure that the pass phrase is passed before trying to connect? Or am I in Left field?
 
Old 04-05-2006, 10:38 PM   #5
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ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:90:96:96:8B:9B
inet6 addr: fe80::290:96ff:fe96:8b9b/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:3F3:6A:24
inet addr:192.168.1.102 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::202:3fff:fed3:6a24/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1247 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3689 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:607629 (593.3 KiB) TX bytes:367438 (358.8 KiB)
Interrupt:19 Base address:0x4800

eth1 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-02-3F-44-4F-00-00-B6-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:6 dropped:6 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:775 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:775 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:43324 (42.3 KiB) TX bytes:43324 (42.3 KiB)

wifi0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:90:96:96:8B:9B
inet6 addr: fe80::290:96ff:fe96:8b9b/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:5002 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:3347
TX packets:12320 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
RX bytes:386557 (377.4 KiB) TX bytes:602195 (588.0 KiB)
Interrupt:18 Memory:e0fc0000-e0fd0000

is what I get from ifconfig. I don't know if this helps at all. .
 
  


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