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Old 06-30-2008, 05:05 PM   #1
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Thumbs up [SOLVED]My Atheros 5007EG is not recognized


Before discovering that madwifi didnt suport my Atheros Card (5007eg) without a patch i had instaled the normal madwifi package.

I didnt unloaded the normal pkg before trying the special one.

When i unloaded, the special one for 5007eg worked like a charm

Thanks for all input guys xD

My Atheros 5007EG is not recognized, it works in M$ Vi$ta , but not in Slackware (12.0 , kernel) ,

I started trying with madwifi, using 'installpkg' , and then 'modprob ath_pci'. (using Alien howto : )

installpkg seemed to work, installing madwifi
modprob ath_pci didnt give me any output, so i guess it didnt found my Atheros.
Then i tryed reading some threads in this forum, were it was sugested another module especially made for the 5007:

# cd /whatever/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz
# tar -xzvf madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz
# gunzip -dvf madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz
# tar -xvf madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar ( tar now)
# cd madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007 (extracted directory)
# vi INSTALL ( have a look )
# make (install the driver)
# modprobe ath_pci (bring it up)
# iwconfig (check it out)

(From )
No luck too, the module installs fine, but modprobe doesnt caugh anything...

What... can i... do now? =/

Last edited by Skuro; 07-01-2008 at 05:56 PM. Reason: problem solved
Old 06-30-2008, 07:34 PM   #2
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I had the same problem, but I'm using openSuse.(I've used opensuse 10.3 and now 11). The atheros wifi seems to be a problem child which will not behave. I'm not too familliar with your distro, but try using ndiswrapper with the windows xp drivers for the device; for some reason, the windows vista drivers won't work.

ndiswrapper -i net5711.inf
ndiswrapper -m
modprobe ndiswrapper
go to your network manager and set it up.(sorry I'm not familliar with slacware so I can't help you further.)

good luck.
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I believe ones need to download and compile the beta version of the madwifi module and possible a patch. Search here for the chipset number to see what pops up.

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Sorry if this is stating the obvious, but did you do

make install
Old 07-01-2008, 10:01 AM   #5
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Yes, i did make install without luck too =(

Gonna try the beta madwifi module+patch, and if it doesnt work i'll try ndiswrapper.

I'll post the feedback as soon as i can @.@


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