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Old 10-10-2005, 01:47 PM   #1
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Atheros card in Gentoo


Hey all
Got a Airlink PCMCIA card, since it has a Atheros chipset. I wanted native linux wireless support. Anyway, I can see the card with lspci:

0000:02:04.2 System peripheral: Texas Instruments PCI1620 Firmware Loading Function (rev 01)
0000:03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)

But I can't find a interface name:

localhost ~ # ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0F:B0:3E:5D:2B
inet addr:192.168.6.1 Bcast:192.168.6.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20f:b0ff:fe3e:5d2b/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:5305 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3318 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:4222411 (4.0 Mb) TX bytes:673832 (658.0 Kb)
Interrupt:185 Base address:0x4800

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:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:500 (500.0 b) TX bytes:500 (500.0 b)
localhost ~ #iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

Any thoughts?

Last edited by linux.llama; 10-12-2005 at 04:54 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 01:48 PM   #2
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Oops
Solved it my self.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 10:12 PM   #3
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Hi
I am having a similar problem.. can u tell me how did you solve it..
 
Old 10-12-2005, 04:52 PM   #4
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Hey
Assuming your card is seen in lspci, and the madwifi drivers are installed, do a modprobe ath_pci.
 
  


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