wireless Atheros ar5004g card on Toshiba A60 satellite laptop cannot get dhcp lease
Hi, I am relatively new to linux but in the time I've spent trying to get this wireless card to work, I find that I will be comfortable with anything you guys might throw at me which might be helpful.
First off, I'm currently using mandrake 10.1 with the 126.96.36.199-12smp kernel. I have successfully compiled and installed one of the latest CVS from madwifi and my wireless device is recognized correctly as ath0.
iwconfig shows all the correct information pertaining to my card, yet with a link quality of 0/100
i created ifcfg-ath0 with this
the system boots and tries to receive an ip, but i suppose it times out after about a minute and fails
i do ifdown on eth0 and lo
also ifdown then ifup on ath0 but it times out with trying to get an ip lease
iwpriv ath0 scan yields "no scan results"
i've tried setting a static ip and manually putting in my router's ip and MAC address, but that does not work either
i have tried ndiswrapper with very similar results.
the strange thing is that i have a boot cd with a live linux version on it called INSERT based on Knoppix which i sometimes use for recovering files after windows crashes. it instantly recognizes my card and im on the network in no time. however, im looking to use linux as part of a dual boot with windows XP, not running from a live cd.
ive tried suse 9.2 and slackware 10 with similar results in that i can get madwifi to show the card correctly, but dhcpcd/dhclient do not get me an ip
i appreciate any help with this problem because i've been trying to get this card to work for about a week now, and my search results always yield the same information containing things which i've already tended to.