LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Password
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 11-18-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
nosrednaekim
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Distribution: Ubuntu Edgy 64 on a turion X2
Posts: 22

Rep: Reputation: 15
Ubuntu edgy and atheros chipsets....


Has anybody had any problems with Ubuntu edgy and atheros wireless cards?
On this laptop(an acer 5050, turion X2, Ati Xpress200 etc...) the module ath_pci loads, the wireless card (an atheros AR5005G, using the 2413 chipset) is detected, and my wifi router is detected (no WPA or WEP enabled) but when I try and go connect to the router, it fails....

iwconfig says the following:

Code:
ath0      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:""
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power:0 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=0/94  Signal level=-95 dBm  Noise level=-95 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
lscpi says the following


Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5a36
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5a37
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5a39
00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc ATI 4379 Serial ATA Controller (rev 80)
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 83)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ATI (rev 80)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 437b (rev 01)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80)
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
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
08:01.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB-712/4 Cardbus Controller (rev 10)
08:01.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
08:01.2 Class 0805: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
08:01.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: (rev 01)
08:01.4 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc Unknown device 0551 (rev 01)
08:02.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
08:04.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5005G 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
wireless lan manager (kde) shows the detected AP, but fails to connect, as does network setting is the control center...

thinking that possibly it might be a problem with this particular chipset...I tried a PCMCIA atheros card that I know works with linux (it has a 5121 chipset).however... that gave me the same error....

BTW, the output of wlanconfig ath0 list ap is:

hmmm... seems I don't have wlanconfig... could that be a problem?

thanks for the help, tell me if you need the output of any other programs....
 
Old 11-19-2006, 06:48 PM   #2
nosrednaekim
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Distribution: Ubuntu Edgy 64 on a turion X2
Posts: 22

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I tried installing the newest Madwifi drivers(svn) no difference except now I have wlanconfig
seems I have a problem with broadcasting though... I can sense all things about my wireless router(signal stregnth, etc) but I CANNOT connect to it...

This card was working in Ubuntu Dapper(live CD) but did not in suse 10.1...

any ideas?
 
Old 11-19-2006, 10:59 PM   #3
Redeye2
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 489

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Have you tried using network-manager-gnome? It simplifies wireless a lot.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 06:58 AM   #4
nosrednaekim
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Distribution: Ubuntu Edgy 64 on a turion X2
Posts: 22

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I'll try it. I'm using Kubuntu, off my ethernet.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 08:36 AM   #5
Redeye2
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 489

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I believe there's a network-manager-kde also. Maybe that'll help you out.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 11:07 AM   #6
nosrednaekim
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Distribution: Ubuntu Edgy 64 on a turion X2
Posts: 22

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
no.. its definately not a problem with the network manager... ifup doesn't even work....
I believe its probably a problem with the newest atheros driver and my card...
 
Old 11-22-2006, 05:41 PM   #7
nosrednaekim
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Distribution: Ubuntu Edgy 64 on a turion X2
Posts: 22

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I got it working using Ndis wrapper. It was working great... then all of a sudden it switched from operating in 802.11g to 802.11b.....

I know there is a way to swich between modes... I jst don't remember how...

the output to iwconfig:

ath0 IEEE 802.11b ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-94 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

kwireless assistant cannot detect a wireless network...
I can't think of any packages that I installed that could have messed it up...
something else that is very odd is that it detects the signal stregnth on a scale of 100 as opposed to the scale of 94 which was being used while it was working...
does this have to do with the fact that its in '"b" mode?

thanks..
 
Old 12-13-2006, 04:53 AM   #8
ajlewis2
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 217

Rep: Reputation: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by nosrednaekim
I got it working using Ndis wrapper. It was working great... then all of a sudden it switched from operating in 802.11g to 802.11b.....

I know there is a way to swich between modes... I jst don't remember how...

the output to iwconfig:

ath0 IEEE 802.11b ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
Power Managementff
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-94 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

kwireless assistant cannot detect a wireless network...
I can't think of any packages that I installed that could have messed it up...
something else that is very odd is that it detects the signal stregnth on a scale of 100 as opposed to the scale of 94 which was being used while it was working...
does this have to do with the fact that its in '"b" mode?

thanks..
Hi. Yes, same card and same problem with Edgy. Solved it so far by using madwifi-old:

1. install the sharutils and the build-essential packages
2. uninstall the restricted-modules package
3. Get old madwifi http://snapshots.madwifi.org/madwifi-old-current.tar.gz
4. untar, make, sudo make install
5. Check to make sure old modules are not loaded and remove if they are.
6. sudo modprobe ath_pci
7. sudo dhclient ath0

Anita
http://linuxbasics.org
 
Old 12-18-2006, 01:21 PM   #9
scizmeli
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Worked!

Hi Anita,

Your solution worked like a charm! Thanks:

Ubuntu Edgy + D-link Airplus DWL-650 PCMCIA card.

Servet
 
Old 02-02-2007, 08:19 AM   #10
silentsoul
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Edgy and Atheros Ar5006EG

I have a Toshiba A135-s2276 with and Atheros5006EG I'm running Ubuntu Edgy 2.6.17-10 generic with the the right restricted packages for the mad wifi drivers, I have RTFM'd I have googled for two days, I had it working yesterday for about 15 minutes but on reboot it ceased working, I got it working the first time by doing wlanconfig ath0 which I found here, Iwconfig shows no wireless devices. My wired stop working also but a reboot resolved that. This may help also:

computer@:~$ modprobe ath_pci
WARNING: Error inserting ath_rate_sample (/lib/modules/2.6.17-10-generic/madwifi/ath_rate_sample.ko): Operation not permitted
FATAL: Error inserting ath_pci (/lib/modules/2.6.17-10-generic/madwifi/ath_pci.ko): Operation not permitted

LSPCI
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. Unknown device 001c (rev 01)

computer@:~$ wlanconfig ath create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta
wlanconfig: ioctl: No such device

I have tried multiple madwifi drivers but nothing seems to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am very new to linux so any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 08:25 PM   #11
silentsoul
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Don't mean to bump so soon but every forum that I have read some people think their cards are working but they never come back to say if or if not the drivers worked. I don't want to use ndiswrapper and I don't know when mad wifi is gonna release they new package to fix ther atheros EG card problem. If anyone has a real solution and a guide to doing it. I have tried using the repositories and using the the newest images of the driver nothing works. Thanks alot guys.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 11:38 AM   #12
silentsoul
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
this might help

computer@(none):~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.


computer@(none):~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5a31 (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc ATI 4379 Serial ATA Controller (rev 80)
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 82)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ATI (rev 80)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 437b (rev 01)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. Unknown device 001c (rev 01)
09:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
09:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

computer@(none):~$ wlanconfig ath0
bash: wlanconfig: command not found
 
Old 02-03-2007, 12:45 PM   #13
ajlewis2
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 217

Rep: Reputation: 46
Atheros 5006EG and madwifi

This 5006EG looks like it may not yet be supported. This ticket is from August; so I don't know. I'm trying to get to madwifi.org, but am not getting through at the moment.

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux....516/focus=4624

Anita
 
Old 02-03-2007, 01:04 PM   #14
JaseP
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Eastern PA, USA
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 10.04/12.04, Scientific Linux 6.3, Android-x86, Maemo
Posts: 1,658

Rep: Reputation: 138Reputation: 138
A note for those unfamiliar with Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu... you may easily add repositories that include the MadWifi packages... and additional gui tools to make it and wpa_supplicant available to those who wish to support wireless on a K/X/Ubuntu laptop. Just do a search.

Automatix is always an alternative as well,... do a search for it on Google.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 01:30 PM   #15
scizmeli
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi SilentSoul,

Did you try anita' solution? It worked for me.
 
  


Reply

Tags
atheros, edgy, ubuntu


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Merom + Ubuntu Edgy = No CPU Scaling tetao Ubuntu 14 02-25-2007 06:01 PM
set LD_ASSUME_KERNEL on ubuntu edgy vinhhv Ubuntu 0 11-05-2006 09:29 PM
any alternatives to madwifi for atheros chipsets? hedpe Linux - Wireless Networking 2 07-11-2006 02:43 PM
LXer: Planning for Ubuntu Edgy: A mid-week report from the Ubuntu developer's conference LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 06-22-2006 11:12 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration