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Old 11-25-2006, 10:18 AM   #1
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Madwifi (0.9.2) cannot detect Atheros chip


Hi, Penguins.

My penguin (Debian etch, on toshiba satellite, brand new) is experiencing trouble setting up built-in wireless.

Madwifi 0.9.1 says "hardware not supported" when module is loaded.
Madwifi 0.9.2 says "ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device" at ifup.

lspci and lshw output follows:
Code:
lscpi
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. Unknown device 001c (rev 01)

lshw
          *-network UNCLAIMED
                description: Ethernet controller
                product: Atheros Communications, Inc.
                vendor: Atheros Communications, Inc.
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@02:00.0
                version: 01
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
                resources: iomemory:d0100000-d010ffff irq:225
Madwifi works with pc-card interface.

My guess is this chipset (I have no clue what kind of chipset..) is not supported yet.

Madwifi wiki is not working, so I am posting here, hoping some madwifi people is hanging around.

Happy Penguins!!

Last edited by kaz2100; 11-25-2006 at 10:23 AM.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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Hi,

I am replying myself.

Problem solved, using snapshot (http://snapshots.madwifi.org), which supports more than current release (0.9.2)

hardware is: Atheros 5424/2424 (by dmesg, still lshw cannot detect name)

It works, but for some reason, network interface is ath1 (instead of ath0, I do not have ath0 on my penguin.)

Happy Penguins!
 
Old 03-17-2007, 08:49 PM   #3
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Hi,

One more reply to myself.

ath0 was a previous madwifi driver (non-functional), after clean install, I do not have ath1, only ath0.

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Old 03-18-2007, 12:45 AM   #4
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Many thanks for taking the time to post the fix. The open source community only works because people take the time to help others.

Please consider adding your card and driver details to the LQ HCL.

Again, thanks.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 03:44 PM   #5
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Gnu
Many thanks for taking the time to post the fix. The open source community only works because people take the time to help others.

Again, thanks.
Not at all.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Gnu
Please consider adding your card and driver details to the LQ HCL.
Yes, I submitted several a while ago... still under review and not available yet...

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