I am trying to use a Gigabyte PCIE card with madwifi 0.9.4 and a 22.214.171.124 kernel on a powerpc. I loaded and build the madwifi driver and utils just fine.
I can use iwconfig to configure the AP to be ‘G’ (channel 1-11) and it works just fine. I can see the madwifi AP from my PC and connect to it.
When I configure the AP to use an 802.11a frequency I can no longer see the AP, even after several minutes.
-ifconfig ath0 down
-iwconfig ath0 essid local channel 40 rate auto txpower auto
-ifconfig ath0 up
I get no errors, but the AP is simply not visible. Has anyone been using 802.11a with the madwifi drivers and any of the newer chipsets?
P.S. I also downloaded the svn source rev 3869 for madwifi, and it made no difference to the 802.11a mode.