Thanks for your response. I had a busy weekend so I couldn't get back to it until now. Comments below:
On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 01:28 -0400, Nate Hausrath wrote:It would also be useful if you said if your distro is 64-bit.
> Hello everyone,
> I've been struggling for quite some time to get my D-Link AR5418
> express card to work. I've read quite a few posts and emails about
> this card, but nothing seems to work for me. Particularly, I've been
> attempting to get the latest trunk to work by following the
> instructions found here:
> I'm running Ubuntu 7.10 on an HP dv9000.
This looks like D-Link DWA-643 (expresscard).
> I do have the integrated card installed and running and I'm not sure
> if that would cause problems (I wanted to have both capable of running
> simultaneously). Anyway, here is some output:
> lspci -v:
> 04:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5418
> 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
> Subsystem: D-Link System Inc Unknown device 3a6f
Try running "ath_info bc000000" as root - it will show the exact
components used in your card.
I'm a bit concerned about "disabled" here. I'm not seeing it on my PCIe
> Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 17
> Memory at bc000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled]
> [ 728.000000] ath_hal: 0.9.30.13 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, AR5416, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413, RF2133)
> [ 728.012000] wlan: svn r3406HAL is indeed the latest, and it cannot work with that card.
> [ 728.016000] ath_pci: svn r3406
> [ 728.016000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:04:00.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
> [ 728.028000] MadWifi: unable to attach hardware: 'Hardware didn't respond as expected' (HAL status 3)
I don't see anything obviously wrong. I would suggest that you test the
> I think that's about it on information. I know the card works because
> I've tested it in Windows (blah), but I'm desperate for help so I can
> get it to work in Linux (I'm probably just missing something obvious)!
> Thanks in advance for any ideas!
card with the Window drivers from http://www.atheros.cz/ and
ndiswrapper. That would allow to test whether Linux support for
expresscards is correct.
You could also test the card with the Atheros provided HAL from
https://madwifi.org/ticket/1679 (32-bit only).