I've a BIG problem with my new Fedora Core 9 (2.6.25).
I have an Atheros card (AR2413) that is supported by madwifi drivers (http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/Chipsets#a2413
).. but unfortunately doesn't work with the new ath5k drivers already compiled in the linux kernel (2.6.25).
So, times ago I installed on my slack madwifi 0.9 and my Atheros card worked fine.. but now I tryed to change distro (Fedora 9) and I've some PROBLEMS.. (strange problems).
I enabled on my 2.6.25 kernel these modules:
Improved wireless configuration API
Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (mac80211)
Device Drivers --->[*] Network device support --->
Wireless LAN --->
Atheros 5xxx wireless cards support
So.. ath5k is now enabled..
I also enabled all kind of algos for cryptology.. (AES TKIP and so on..)
I tryed to connect with wpa_supplicant but.. doesn't work.. So I decided to cut off WPA-PSK from my AP.. So my AP is now setted with no keys.. then I tryed again to connect on my ap:
/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 192.168.0.5
/sbin/route add default gw 192.168.0.1 wlan0
(these command work well)
but then I got again this error from dmesg:
wlan0: authenticate with AP MAC_ADDRESS
So, what's wrong? I'm going crazy..
Someone can help me please?
PS I also saw this from dmesg | grep ath
ath5k_pci 0000:06:02.0 registered as 'phy0'
ath5k phy0 AR2413 chip found
but phy0.. is not in the ifconfig -a output ...
Thanks in advance.