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Old 08-05-2007, 06:31 PM   #1
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wireless card not recognized any more


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My frustration level with my wireless card and FC7 is almost at the breaking point.
I had installed madwifi and gotten my card working. it could connect to my home AP. Every thing seemed okey...

I do not connect my wireless all that often when @ home, so i didn't plugin my wireless card for a few weeks. Now I want to use the wireless again so I can travel w/ my laptop. The card is not being recognized. when the box boots it says "ath0 not present, delaying startup" ifconfg -a only lists eth0 (my ethenet interface) and the loopback interface. iwconfig says no wireless present. Using the Network configuration GUI both my ethernet card and my wireless card are listed. the wireless card is "inactive" an attempt to activate it has fedora responding with the same "ath0 not present, delaying startup" I am completely stuck some one PLEASE shed some light on this for me.


thanks,

steve
 
Old 08-05-2007, 07:01 PM   #2
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This sounds like a hardware/BIOS problem. What is your laptop? What is the card? What desktop are you using?
 
Old 08-05-2007, 07:52 PM   #3
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Did you upgrade your kernel? If so, and the MadWiFi module was compiled against the old one, you will need to recompile it or grab a matching rpm.

Is the module present with lsmod?
Any errors in dmesg?
 
Old 08-06-2007, 03:04 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sadiqdm
This sounds like a hardware/BIOS problem. What is your laptop? What is the card? What desktop are you using?
laptop: Dell Inspiron 5160
card: netgear wg511t
desktop: KDE
 
Old 08-06-2007, 03:17 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Gnu
Did you upgrade your kernel? If so, and the MadWiFi module was compiled against the old one, you will need to recompile it or grab a matching rpm.

Is the module present with lsmod?
Any errors in dmesg?
I have not upgrade the kernel.

lsmod (i'm not sure of the name of hte module i'm looking for:
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
autofs4                24773  2
i2c_dev                11461  0
i2c_core               27841  1 i2c_dev
hidp                   26689  2
rfcomm                 44249  0
l2cap                  30401  10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth              57893  5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc                161853  1
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns     7105  0
nf_conntrack_ipv4      15049  2
xt_state                6593  2
nf_conntrack           63049  3 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_ipv4,xt_state
nfnetlink               9945  2 nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack
ipt_REJECT              8641  2
iptable_filter          7105  1
ip_tables              16517  1 iptable_filter
xt_tcpudp               7233  10
ip6t_REJECT             9537  2
ip6table_filter         6849  1
ip6_tables             17669  1 ip6table_filter
x_tables               18629  6 xt_state,ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,xt_tcpudp,ip6t_REJECT,ip6_tables
cpufreq_ondemand       12237  2
acpi_cpufreq           14536  0
dm_multipath           21961  0
video                  21065  0
sbs                    22729  0
button                 12113  0
dock                   13921  0
battery                14149  0
ac                      9285  0
ipv6                  277957  25 ip6t_REJECT
parport_pc             30821  0
lp                     16105  0
parport                38281  2 parport_pc,lp
loop                   21061  0
snd_intel8x0           36061  1
snd_seq_dummy           7877  0
snd_intel8x0m          20813  1
snd_ac97_codec         96613  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m
ac97_bus                6465  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_oss            33473  0
snd_seq_midi_event     11073  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                50609  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device         11981  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            43457  0
snd_mixer_oss          19521  3 snd_pcm_oss
firewire_ohci          20673  0
firewire_core          43137  1 firewire_ohci
snd_pcm                74949  4 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
crc_itu_t               6337  1 firewire_core
b44                    29517  0
snd_timer              24901  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
mii                     9409  1 b44
iTCO_wdt               14693  0
snd                    53317  10 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
iTCO_vendor_support     7877  1 iTCO_wdt
rtc_cmos               12001  0
soundcore              11681  3 snd
serio_raw              10821  0
snd_page_alloc         13769  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_pcm
joydev                 13825  0
sr_mod                 20837  0
cdrom                  37089  1 sr_mod
sg                     37469  0
dm_snapshot            20709  0
dm_zero                 6209  0
dm_mirror              25153  0
dm_mod                 56705  9 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
ata_generic            11589  0
ata_piix               18757  2
libata                119985  2 ata_generic,ata_piix
sd_mod                 31297  3
scsi_mod              140621  4 sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
ext3                  125513  2
jbd                    59881  1 ext3
mbcache                12485  1 ext3
ehci_hcd               35405  0
ohci_hcd               23877  0
uhci_hcd               27089  0
/var/log/dmesg - nothing obvious.
 
Old 08-08-2007, 12:11 PM   #6
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** BUMP **

I still very much need help.
 
  


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