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spoody_goon 09-26-2004 09:43 AM

Atheros Super G don't work
I have a Tochiba Satellite A75 206 loaded with Mandrake10.1 and I can't seem to get the Atheros Super G wireless card to work. I have search LQ and many other resources and tried wifi_pci driver and also tried the driver from Linuxant but I have had no luck. This is my last problem and I really want to get this worked out.

seanbo 09-26-2004 10:06 AM

Take a look at MadWiFi. It was developed with Atheros chip based Wifi cards in mind. It can be found at Sourceforge at:

This is what I used for my Atheros card and it doesn't even require you to use the poorly written Windows drivers. Good luck.

spoody_goon 09-26-2004 11:24 AM

Sorry I ment to say that the driver was madwifi_pci. So I have tried that driver, maybe I skipped a step or something. I wonder if my wireless card might be the "newest" version and that is what is causing my problems.
I will attemp to install Linuxant's driverloader from source instead of rpm to see if that helps.

seanbo 09-26-2004 01:47 PM

Some other things to try:

modprobe wlan
modprobe ath_hal
modprobe ath_pci

appropriate iwconfig and ifconfig command to bring up the interface
(probably ath0)

If that doesn't work, can you send me the results of the following commands?


ifconfig -a

I am not familiar with how Mandrqake does it, but if it is anything
like RH or FC, you should have a file that configures your network interface on activation. Can you post this file as well/

(replace eth0 with the interface for your wireless device;
probably ath0)

Also, what exactly is NOT working for you. It could be that the device is working and your sireless settings are not configured properly, or the device isn't working, etc, etc. Can you give a bit more of a description of yout problem?

If you can't get madwifi to work after everything else, I would try ndiswrapper as well. It is free and open source, you have to pay for linuxant (which is fine IF it works for you, it wouldn't work for my broadcom card where ndiswrapper did).

You can find ndiswrapper on sourceforge at:
Ndiswrapper @ Sourceforge

spoody_goon 09-26-2004 03:39 PM

Sorry for the delay seanbo the wife is using the computer for work stuff I will try your suggestions as soon as she is done and report back.

spoody_goon 09-26-2004 08:05 PM

Thanks you seanbo the
modprobe wlan
modprobe ath_hal
modprobe ath_pci
worked. I see you are new to the forum I think you will be a great addition.

Do you have any suggestions for the performance of the wireless card? Any set up tips?
Thanks again

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