Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking
User Name
Linux - Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-01-2005, 07:43 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
SMC PCI Wireless (Atheros 5212) Problem

Dear all,

I've bought an wireless PCI card SMCWPCIT-G 108Mb/s
After installing SuSE 9.3 Pro, I unstalled my LAN card, and replaced it by my wireless PCI card. Everything seems to go well after startup.

After running YaST and setting up my card with WPS-PSK it goes wrong. When shutting down the wireless card (ath0), my whole system will hangup.

Rebooting doesn't provide me with an new dhcp address. Everytime I try to shutdown my wireless card with "ifdown ath0", causes my system to hang.

At first, I had both cards (LAN and W-LAN) in my machine. I think my wireless card got an IP-adres via DHCP through my LAN card then, because both were on the same subnet...

In my notebook I have a PCMCIA card, also with Atheros 5212 chipset (This one works perfectly). When I compare iwconfig output of both machines, the output is almost similar. Nothing strange.

When I put the wireless PCI card in another machine a get same (not working) results under linux. Under Window$ XP card works fine.

So ... I'm stuck for now ...
Any suggestions are welcome ...


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
atheros pci drivers barrythai SUSE / openSUSE 0 09-27-2005 09:15 AM
Problem with IRQ on W-Lan Atheros 5212 (madwifi) Subby Linux - Hardware 2 04-26-2005 01:19 PM
SMC 2402 wireless pci berkut Linux - Wireless Networking 5 09-18-2003 10:40 PM
Smc Ez Pci 10/100 Smc1255tx iihay Linux - Networking 8 05-25-2002 02:12 AM
SuSE 7.3 with SMC PCI Card jpohara Linux - Software 2 03-07-2002 07:21 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:36 PM.

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