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Old 02-13-2008, 05:12 PM   #1
justin23lee
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Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g wireless won't work in OpenSUSE 10.3


I am new to Linux and bought a disto. of SUSE 10.3. I am trying to get my wireless card (Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g) working, but can't figure it out. I have read up about using ndiswrapper and madwifi, but don't understand the procedures very well. Here is what I have so done so far. I have went to Computer and went to the Windows/System32/DriversStore/Repository file and got the netathr.inf file and put it on the Linux Desktop. I went to the command termial and typed ndiswrapper -i /home/justin/desktop/netathr.inf and it said that it couldn't find the file at usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 217. I am quite sure I am not doing this right. If someone could please tell me in a very non-technical way to get the wireless card working I would greatly appreciate it. I really want to learn Linux, but anytime I have to get on the net, I have to reboot and go into windows to use it, which as you can imagine is a pain. Thank you for any advice that you can give me.
 
Old 02-13-2008, 05:59 PM   #2
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Go here and get the driver for xp 32 or 64;
http://www.atheros.cz/
then ndiswrapper -i net5211.inf
then ndiswrapper -l to see the status of your installed drivers
then depmod -a
then modprobe ndiswrapper
then iwconfig
all as root
 
Old 02-13-2008, 06:36 PM   #3
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I went to the website and downloaded the one for AR5007 Windows Vista. I then rebooted and went into SUSE. I pulled up the terminal and followed the steps you provided. After ndiswrapper -i and it said that it could not find the file at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 217. Then I done the ndiswrapper -l and it said net5211 is invalid driver. Did I do something wrong.
 
Old 03-14-2008, 12:27 AM   #4
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Same card same problem

I have the same card. I have been trying to connect to the net with other linux distros. Didn't work. Windows sucks but at least wireless works. It also doesn't take an hour to setup.
 
Old 04-23-2008, 09:20 AM   #5
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Atheros AR 5007 b/g drivers wont work in Linux either

OPenSuse anyone?

Last edited by stboon; 10-11-2008 at 12:32 PM. Reason: none
 
Old 04-23-2008, 11:15 AM   #6
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Quote:
could not find the file at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper
The file net5211.inf needs to be in your path. Do one of two things either cd to the directory the file is located or give the full path name.
 
Old 04-24-2008, 07:05 AM   #7
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intel pro wireless 3945 or 2200 drivers tips anybody?

Last edited by stboon; 10-11-2008 at 12:33 PM.
 
Old 05-07-2008, 09:17 AM   #8
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I Have belkin wireless G usb drive. I just installed opensuse 10.3.
How can i configure the to connect to the internet?

Thanks
 
Old 05-07-2008, 11:32 AM   #9
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milindras -

Your Belkin NIC has nothing to do with the previous discussion - please start a new thread instead of hijacking this one.

Report your post and ask that it be moved to a new thread.
 
Old 05-31-2008, 11:08 AM   #10
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Hey All: Just joined and have this problem listed above with the ar5007. Totally new to linux. Just hate Vista enough to change. Have a new HP laptop and would REALLY like to get the wireless working. Could someone just please lay out a procedure so the totally uneducated (for now) can get this wireless to work? This is getting frustrating. By the way, have installed openSuSe 10.3 and really like it but need access to these forums.

how do you do this? for example
http://snapshots.madwifi.org/special...+ar5007.tar.gz

simply extract the source and compile the driver which works like a charm for Atheros AR5007 adaptor on Slax Linux. Hope it works for OpenSuse

Last edited by willwi00; 05-31-2008 at 11:10 AM.
 
Old 05-31-2008, 01:57 PM   #11
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Hi willwi00, welcome to the forums, and the link is bad.
http://snapshots.madwifi.org/special...+ar5007.tar.gz
Just extract the tar.gz and read the README.
to extract;
tar xzvf filename.tar.gz

Last edited by comprookie2000; 05-31-2008 at 02:51 PM.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 03:20 AM   #12
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HI W.I.L.L RE : how to install

we're all here for a reason. simply stuck at one point or another. If the link is outdated simply search for the relevant drivers again. madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007 driver name for Artheros Ar5007 The generic Artheros madwifi drivers madwifi-0.9.4.tar.gz doesnt work for the AR5007.
Once you get the driver simply. login as root. You need root priviledges to install drivers. Obtain a command prompt.
# cd /whatever/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz
either
# tar -xzvf madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz
or
# gunzip -dvf madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz
# tar -xvf madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar ( tar now)
# cd madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007 (extracted directory)
# vi INSTALL ( have a look )
# make (install the driver)
# modprobe ath_pci (bring it up)
# iwconfig (check it out)

lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wifi0 no wireless extensions.
ath0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"" Nickname:""
Mode:Monitor Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point:
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm Sensitivity=1/1
Retryff RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=0/70 Signal level=-98 dBm Noise level=-98 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

wifi0 is your actual device
ath0 is your device instance
you can have many instance for actual device ath0, ath1, ath2
with different modes

Have fun.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 12:41 PM   #13
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Hi All: Thanks a lot although I had to install gcc and kernel modules to compile. the make should be (make install) and then modprobe works. learned a lot.

If you get KERNELPATH and KERNELCONF errors (when you type make) then you have to install GCC and KERNEL Sources.

# tar -xvf madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar ( tar now)
# cd madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007 (extracted directory)
# vi INSTALL ( have a look )
# make install(install the driver)
# modprobe ath_pci (bring it up)
# iwconfig (check it out)

lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wifi0 no wireless extensions.
ath0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"" Nickname:""
Mode:Monitor Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point:
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm Sensitivity=1/1
Retryff RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=0/70 Signal level=-98 dBm Noise level=-98 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
 
  


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