Hello, I'm having trouble getting my laptop's wireless card to work in Linux. I don't really think it's a problem with the driver, but I'm not sure where else to start and am hoping somebody here might be able to help or start me on the right path. The laptop is a Toshiba A35-S209 with an Atheros 5212 miniPCI. I was able to compile and load the driver without any problems: Dec 27 08:45:13 localhost kernel: ath_hal: 0.9.6.3 Dec 27 08:45:13 localhost kernel: wlan: 0.7.2.0 BETA Dec 27 08:45:13 localhost kernel: ath_pci: 0.8.4.0 BETA Dec 27 08:45:13 localhost kernel: ath0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps Dec 27 08:45:13 localhost kernel: ath0: 802.11 address: 00:90:96:6e:00:73 Dec 27 08:45:13 localhost kernel: ath0: Atheros 5212: mem=0xe0200000, irq=9 Dec 27 08:45:13 localhost insmod: Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.23/net/ath_hal.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - Proprietary Dec 27 08:45:13 localhost insmod: See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules Dec 27 08:45:13 localhost insmod: Module ath_hal loaded, with warnings Dec 27 08:45:13 localhost insmod: Module wlan loaded, with warnings Dec 27 08:45:13 localhost insmod: Module ath_pci loaded, with warnings I'm running kernel version 2.4.23 on Fedora Core 1. And, once creating a basic ifcfg-ath0 script, I can even bring it up/down. However, no matter what settings I try, I cannot for the life of me get it to jive with my router (a Netgear WGR614v2). I've tried enough variations to be convinced it's not a reception or interference problem. Here's the ifcfg-ath0 from my most recent attempt: DEVICE=ath0 BOOTPROTO=dhcp ONBOOT=no USERCTL=yes WIRELESS=yes MODE=Managed ESSID=any I also downloaded the "Kismet" package to see if it could sense my network. It could not (but it did appear to work correctly with my card). The router logs have no record of my laptop ever trying to connect. So apparently neither the laptop nor the router are able to get a packet through to the other. I'm also fairly new to wireless networking, so it's very possible I'm overlooking some trivial setting. Any suggestions at all or "RTFM's" (with a link to the appropriate manual ;-)) would be most appreciated. I've already gone through the "RedHat 9 Install," "Madwifi & conceptronic C54C on RedHat 9" and "Fedora Core 1 on Dell Inspiron (miniPCI card)" recipes from the madwifi wiki, but none of the settings from any of those documents made any dent in the problem. Thanks in advance, -- David Norris d-norris@...
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