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nosrednaekim 11-18-2006 05:02 PM

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....

nosrednaekim 11-19-2006 06:48 PM

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?

Redeye2 11-19-2006 10:59 PM

Have you tried using network-manager-gnome? It simplifies wireless a lot.

nosrednaekim 11-20-2006 06:58 AM

I'll try it. I'm using Kubuntu, off my ethernet.

Redeye2 11-20-2006 08:36 AM

I believe there's a network-manager-kde also. Maybe that'll help you out.

nosrednaekim 11-21-2006 11:07 AM

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...

nosrednaekim 11-22-2006 05:41 PM

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 ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
Power Management:off
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..

ajlewis2 12-13-2006 04:53 AM

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 ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
Power Management:off
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

scizmeli 12-18-2006 01:21 PM

Worked!
 
Hi Anita,

Your solution worked like a charm! Thanks:

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

Servet

silentsoul 02-02-2007 08:19 AM

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.

silentsoul 02-02-2007 08:25 PM

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.

silentsoul 02-03-2007 11:38 AM

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

ajlewis2 02-03-2007 12:45 PM

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

JaseP 02-03-2007 01:04 PM

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.

scizmeli 02-03-2007 01:30 PM

Hi SilentSoul,

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


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