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Old 09-19-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
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Atheros Madwifi driver not working on debian squeeze


Ok so i recently upgraded from debian stable(lenny) to debian testing(squeeze) and I wanted i was reinstalling all of my old drivers, settings, applications, etc. starting with my wireless internet. I built and installed my madwifi source( i have the source in a .tar.gz file not from a repository) and modprobed ath_pci as I am supposed and everything seemed to be going fine except when i rebooted the computer ath0 and wifi0 still havent show up and wlan0 is still there...
here is the output from my iwconfig
Code:
my-comp:/home/myuser# iwconfig
lo       no wireless extensions

eth0     no wireless extensions

wmaster0 no wireless extensions

wlan0    IEEE 802.11bg ESSID: ""
         Mode: Managed Frequency:2.437Ghz Access Point: Not-Associated
         Tx-Power=27 dBm
         Retry min limit:7  RTS thr:off  Fragment thr:off
         Encryption key:off
         Power Management:off
         Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
         Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
         Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0     no wireless extensions
a word of notice: There was not a pan0 when i was running stable and I am not sure of its purpose...

thank you in advance for any help as it is much appreciated!
 
Old 09-19-2009, 12:21 PM   #2
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Seems like its already been installed, wlan is there

pan0 is, i think something associated with bluetooth; just ignore it
 
Old 09-28-2009, 11:34 AM   #3
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fixed it!
I did lsmod and found ath5k module was already loaded which is known to interfere with the MADWIFI drivers...i blacklisted ath5k and restarted my computer and everything worked...thank you anyway for your help!
 
Old 09-28-2009, 11:52 AM   #4
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glad to hear you did it

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