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Old 07-02-2006, 05:09 PM   #1
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Integrated 802.11b/g Atheros AR5212 Wireless LAN not detected


System stats:

Model: HP nc4000
CPU: Pentium M 1.6ghz, 1 MB cache
Memory: 1 GB @ 266mhz Single Channel(I believe)
HDD: 40 GB
Video Card: ATI Radeon IGP 350 M
Sound Card: ADI Soundmax
Network Card(s): Integrated 802.11b/g Atheros AR5212 Wireless LAN
Broadcome Netxtreme Gigabit Ethernet
Mouse: Synaptics PS/2 port Touchpad

Problem:

I can't get my wireless card runnin, I dont have a net connection in SUSE atm. It used to work in SUSE 9.3.

Qustions:
1. Are there any ways to get it runnin again?
2. Can I get it runnin without having a net connection on SUSE?
3. How come it has failed to detect it?
4. Have they dropped support for it in this revision?
 
Old 07-02-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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Check if it shows up in lspci. Check if you have madwifi and wireless-tools installed. Check with iwconfig and ifconfig -a to see if your network card shows up there.
 
Old 07-02-2006, 07:24 PM   #3
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Check if it shows up in lspci. Check if you have madwifi and wireless-tools installed. Check with iwconfig and ifconfig -a to see if your network card shows up there.
I am not sure how to do that, I am good with windows, I'm new to linux. thanks for the info, I'll see if I can find it tho.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 10:19 AM   #4
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To see if your network card is even detected just run this in a terminal
Code:
lspci
and look for your card there. You can copy/paste everything here to the forum and I will have a look.

Here is my output with the network card in bold:
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:0b.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7420 CardBus Controller
00:0b.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7420 CardBus Controller
00:0b.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI7x20 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port PHY/Link-Layer Controller
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
00:11.6 Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 80)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter (rev 01)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
Next, too see if a certain package is installed on your system you should use yum (since you're using SuSE). I have never used yum myself but I believe that you can do something like yum search packagename and it will tell you information about that package. Search for madwifi and wireless-tools. For more info about yum do a search on the internet or check with your manual pages (ie man yum).

Next, to see if your network card shows up with ifconfig just do ifconfig -a and if you have wireless-tools installed you can do iwconfig too. You card should be named athX, wifiX or wlanX (mine is almost always ath0).

Hope that will help you a bit.
 
  


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