CentOS 5 Networking :: Atheros AR8131M - Get It Working?
Aug 23, 2010
I recently purchased an MSI 740GM-P25 with an Atheros AR8131M gigabit ethernet adapter onboard. I have since discovered that it's not the easiest device to get working in CentOS (or any other distro I've tried, frankly). Anybody use this card and have instructions on how to get it working? I've got a lot of experience with Linux, but I've never been quite as good with hardware stuff as I probably should be. I've included a list of things I've already attempted below (limited as the list may be).
1) Tried both CentOS 5.5 x86_64 and Fedora 13 x86_64
2) Tried to download and compile the source code for three different Atheros drivers from their website (the Linux drivers listed here) in Fedora 13. All stated that I was using a kernel version that was unsupported (>2.4.0) when attempting to compile.
EDIT: Also, I contacted MSI directly for assistance.I got the simple yet incredibly unhelpful "we can't help you unless you use Windows" response. So there is no official support (and therefore no driver) provided by the manufacturer.
I installed Fedora 11 on an Acer Aspire 5516 and everything works except my networking interface card. In Windows XP it is listed as an "Atheros Ar8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller" and it works. In Fedora 11 it is listed as "Attansic Technology Crop. unknown (OX1062)" and does not work. I have tried the default driver "ath5k" and also downloaded madwifi and modprobed "ath-pci" but I still get the same problem. What is weird is that the wireless does work. Is this chip not supported yet in Linux?
I spent days trying to figure out how to get my atheros AR928x 802.11n wireless card to work in Ubuntu. The card worked perfect in Windows 7 but the connection kept dropping in Ubuntu. It would find my router and connect with 60% signal for about 5 seconds, then fall down to about 25% signal and then cut out altogether. After searching for days to find a solution, I finally figured it out and figured Id post it here to let everyone else in the same boat have a working wireless too!
I found this solution from:[URL].. This solution is for JAUNTY (Ubuntu 9.04), so if you are running Jaunty, you can just follow that post. If you are using Karmic (Ubuntu 9.1), you can follow this tutorial I'm posting. It's pretty simple: First, make sure you got all your files up to date. Type in a terminal:
sudo apt-get update Let that run, and once its done, type into terminal: sudo apt-get upgrade Once that finished, restart your computer. Again open up terminal and type: sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-karmic
If you are using Jaunty, instead of karmic type in jaunty, if you use another version of ubuntu, you can find a list of versions and their names here:[URL].. Restart your computer one more time, and you should be good to go! This has been tested and confirmed to work on: -Ubuntu 9.1(karmic) with an Atheros 928x 802.11n wireless card, using the Ubuntu installed network software, in a Gateway NV53 laptop connected to a belkin 802.11n wireless router.-HP base station / 802.11g airport express
This has been tested and does not work/has issues with:
-airport extreme I hope this works for you too, and if it does, please let me know with your hardware and Ubuntu version so I can post here what other setups have been confirmed to let this work.
I got a used computer (Toshiba Satellite A215-S5829) for Christmas, and it was running Vista *shudder* so I decided to wipe the hard drive, and install the latest Ubuntu. This is my first real foray into linux, and I've loved the system, but the only problem I've had with is so far is I can't get the wireless to work. I believe the card it has is Atheros AR5001, and I've tried installing the "madwifi" drivers, but I can't get them to register. I've been following the suggestions of dozens of different forum posts and answers I've found scattered around the internet, but I haven't been able to get anything to work correctly.
When I view the "Additional Drivers" in System > Administration, it says "Alternate Atheros "madwifi" driver: This driver is activated but in use," but when I click on the internet icon in the top panel, it only gives me the wired connection. It used to also give me the wireless option, just without ever successfully finding any wireless networks to which it could connect. Like I said, I've done about a half-dozen different things without any success.
I just installed Slackware 13.1 on my new Toshiba satellite c650 and my ethernet device isn't working. I have tried to compile the driver provided by atheros but being a newbie i failed. I understand that there's a driver included in the kernel, so why isn't it loading? The info center list my PCI LAN card as "attansic corp device 2060".
After upgrading to 11.04 about six weeks ago I've had no sufficient solution to my inability to connect to wireless. Here is a summary of the problem:
After the upgrade, nm is running, and lspci detects my wireless controller (Atheros AR2413 802.11b/g), but nm can only sporadically detect/connect to wireless networks. Essentially what happens is that upon startup, I have to wait (sometimes 5 minutes, sometimes hours) for the computer to "decide" that it wants to detect the networks, at which point I can connect. After this it is fine; it doesn't disconnect after this point, but more often than not it takes so long to start working that I might as well not use the computer.
I've tried "Connect to Hidden Wireless Network", to no avail. I should mention that I also run under the Gnome Classic UI, because Unity is one of the worst UI changes I've ever seen in a version. I've read that Unity causes some problems with NM, but I have no corroborating evidence of this, and the problem persists even without using the Unity UI.
Someone recommended using an older kernel, but the file "menu.lst" doesn't even exist in the /boot/grub folder, so I have no idea how I would do that.
Does Ubuntu 10.04RC support Atheros AR2427 wireless card out of the box? I ran 10.04RC Netbook Live on my new Asus Eee 1001P Netbook today and it looks very impressive indeed. However, I could not get Ubuntu 10.04 to even see the Etheros AR2427 card (iwconfig). Am I doing something wrong or is there no driver to support the card? If no driver what are my options to get it working under 10.04 as I do not want to use Windows on my netbook..
I upgraded to Maverick Meerkat on my Compaq Presario CQ60 and the installation bugged killing all the documents and settings. I'm not a total n00by to Linux as I've been using it for years, but neither am I an advanced user.
Any halp you can give with this as I've tried everything I can think of to get the wireless card to work. Which basically boils down to trawling Google for the drivers and attempting to install them. code...
I have tried installing "linux-backports-modules-wireless-2.6.32-22-preempt" but I receive a notification that it failed to install properly upon rebooting... I have also tried installing compat-wireless but it fails to make because it can't find the linux kernel header directory...(I do have the headers, but how do I get the makefile to see a non-default header dir?) sudo modprobe ath9k runs, but running sudo ifconfig wlan0 up returns this error:
Code: sudo ifconfig wlan0 up SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132
I am currently using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. Although it has worked fine for the past couple of weeks, I have recently encountered a problem with my wireless card. It is an Atheros AR928X card on a Toshiba satellite U405D-S2874 model laptop. Recently, I attempted to put the computer into suspend mode for the first time. The computer failed to wake up, and I performed a hard reboot. After this, everything seems to work except for the wireless card. I am now unable to connect to any wireless network with my laptop, and the wireless manager doesn't seem to be working either.
Previously my wifi has worked just fine in 10.04, but as of recently I keep losing my connection after leaving my laptop on for a while (and this happens sooner and sooner each time, used to be daily, now it's every few hours), I can no longer see any networks at all, and I have to reboot to get it working again. I haven't even installed or removed any packages lately, so I'm not such what might've caused this to break all of a sudden.
After a while, my connection suddenly drops and I'm no longer able to see any networks or anything. The only way I can regain my connection is to reboot over time this happens, which is a pain. I've searched around and can't find any fix for this card.
I've got a home firewall setup running CentOs 5.2. It's got two wired interfaces: inside and out and I'm successfully using iptables to filter and nat traffic in and out as expected. Recently I've added an AirLink101 AWLH4030 wireless nic that is recognized as the AR5212/AR5213 chipset. It appears that I have everything configured properly and I've eradicated every error encountered so far. Currently, I have my ath0 interface up and essid set but am unable to connect or even see the AP from my laptop. Here is a metric shit ton of debug/output for any networking gurus to ponder over:
alias lsEth='lspci -v | grep "Ethernet" -A 7'
lsEth 01:09.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6105 [Rhine-III] (rev 86) Subsystem: D-Link System Inc Unknown device 1406 Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 209
I just installed CentOS and I am trying to configure the network card on the IBM Thinkpad laptop. According to this doc about wireless setup (http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Wireless), I tried to load the ath5k module but I get "ath5k not found". Maybe I'm doing something wrong?
# modprobe ath5k FATAL: Module ath5k not found # uname -rmi
So I decided to wipe out Windows and try Slitaz. It's an awesome well featured distro for it's size. One huge problem tho: I can't get wireless to work for the life of me. I actually went as far as to manually load the ath5k module but It just refuses to recognize my wireless router, much less any nearby routers. It simply doesn't see anything when it scans for wireless networks. I have no problem with that in Puppy Lucid. But I'd really like to use Slitaz, just for it's small size and quick bootup. Can anyone PLEASE help me with that?
PS: It happened here before that I had to plea and beg for any response, so PLEASE(!!) don't let me hang like that this time.
I have a Toshiba MX35 laptop it's a little old but does the job. I'm have a problem getting the wireless to work. I can boot a live CD either Ubuntu 10.10 or Fedora 14 and they will see the wireless card. The card is Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01).
I have Ubuntu 9.10 installed and that is the OS that is having the problem seeing the wireless. The computer will not handle Ubuntu 10.10 (at least it won't handle the desktop effects under Ubuntu 10.10) but handles them just fine under 9.10 and that's why I have 9.10 installed. I really need the Wifi to work because I'm going to travel in a few days.
I have CentOS 5.5 and I can't install the driver for the Atheros AR5006X Wireless.The current state of my CentOS is:
*) If I run lspci, I get 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) (wrong model) *) If I go to System->Administration->Network, I see the wlan0 device with xlan0 name, but if I tried to active I get: (and the same when the system is rebooting)
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06):SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument. Determining IP information for wlan0...
installing my wireless card Atheros AR9285.I have tried to get it working with both compat wireless - Ath9k driver but I dont know exactly how to do.I have also tried to get it to work with ndiswrapper, but it is really tricky because nothing is available in centos like precompiled ndiswrapper.I used to work with Arch Linux so everything in Centos is totally new to me and I don�t understand a thing:I need to get it to work as soon as possible.What I have read the should go to just "activate" the ath9k driver with my card and it would work,
I've been running Ubuntu 10.10 on this ThinkPad for a couple of months now, with absolutely no problems at all.The wireless was working fine earlier today out at a coffee shop. When I got home and turned the computer on, the network applet just showed a "Wireless is disabled" message.I poked around for a while, mucking with whatever I could (limited, unfortunately, I don't have great linux-fu) and doing the ritual reboot to see if that would get things going.I then spent some time reading through forum threads here, but didn't find any answers.Below are the results of the various commands as described in HOWTO post a Wireless issue (ticket) sticky threadMachine brand and model
I'm trying to find a driver for my wireless card (Atheros AR928X) and I think it's ath9k what I need. As far as I know there isn't a linux driver for it, so I installed ndiswrapper to use a windows driver instead. The problem is that when I type modprobe ndiswrapper I get "bash: modprobe: command not found" (even as root). I know I'm missing something about modprobe, but I can't find any help on google. Anyway, I installed ndisgtk next, because I thought it would be easier, but when I go to System> Administration> Windows Wireless Drivers I get a message "Unknown error".Do you have any ideas on how I'll make ndiswrapper work?
I have installed CentOS. I have two ethernet card (one onboard and one PCI). I am able to set ip for realtek ethernet card and my atheros(on board) is not shown in network ifconfig shows only one ethernet card (PCI) hen i gave the command lspci i got the following output
I've followed a few different steps to try and solve the wireless issue, but no luck so far. I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 with Atheros 5001 "ath5k" driver and module. I use "WPA & WPA 2 Personal" security.I first did "rfkill list all" to see what was being blocked, and at the time, I had this:Quote:
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes
I have installed CentOS 5.3 on my PC which has an Atheros AR8121/8113/8114 Gigabit Ethernet. Unfortunately 5.3 has no drivers for this LAN Card. I searched the Google for drivers but was unable to find any. Does the 5.4 has them? If yes then how can i upgrade it to 5.4 without Network connectivity?
i have a centos 5 and i cant access to the LAN or Internet because , i cant create a network connection , i try to say My Ethernet dont appears,and i cant add any connections.i id thisTerminal:Quote:sudo iwconfig
i have a dell duo and i am wanting to install ubuntu Q. there is no LAN connection what is the "best" way to get the atheros wireless working.i have looked around for a driver to downlod found several that appear as they would work i just don't know which would be the best or the best way to download and install it?
I installed Debian awhile ago, but then replaced the mobo. Now my system doesn't detect the onboard LAN card, installing the windows driver fixed that problem on windows but I can't seem to find the appropriate driver for Linux.
The card is an Atheros 8151.
The problem is that my install of linux (64bit) does not recognize any adapter on the system. I went and downloaded a driver, after a make, make install, and reboot it still wasn't fixed.
I can find on this recommends downloading from some partner.atheros.com which seems defunct.
I'm replacing a USB adapter with a PCI DLink card that is an Atheros chipset. I installed 'madwifi' for the modules and can set the ESSID and WEP key manually using iwconfig and can get a DHCP Address using dhclient.
What I want to do now is bind this to the static IP that the USB device used to have, but I am not sure how to do this since Atheros chipsets show up as both wifi0 and ath0, with ath0 being the one that needs to have the connection info. I tried setting up a ifcfg-ath0 with the static IP information and the key-ath0 file with the key like I have for the USB device (which shows up as wlan0) but at booth ath0 isn't up and running, even with ONBOOT=yes. What do I need to do to get an Atheros chipset to boot with a static IP?
A wifi card with the ath5k driver used to work properly until a couple of weeks ago. Now, if I ping the router the response times sometimes are okay but often fluctuate into the range of many hundreds or thousands of milliseconds. Occasionally the connection breaks down entirely.My laptop, which uses a different card, works fine (typical ping response times of 2 ms), so its probably not the router which is faulty.I use opensuse 11.3 x86_64, currently with the 22.214.171.124-0.7 desktop kernel and knetworkmanager
My HP laptop has a wireless network device, Atheros AR5007 802.11 b/g Wifi adaptor. I was previously running Vista on this machine, and today loaded CentOS 5.5. In system-config-network, this device shows up properly in Hardware and in Devices. Hardware device shows the right mac address. In General, I set Activate device when computer starts, Automatically obtain IP address setting with dhcp, and Automatically obtain DNS information from provider. I've left the DNS and Hosts page blank.When I try to Activate the device, I get
"Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06): SET failed on device wlan0; Invalid argument Determining IP information for wlan... failed."
I have tried nfs restart, to no avail. (When I do this restart, I get the usual OK on seven of the messages but Shutting Down NFS services " shows FAILED.) I know the wireless router is working because I am connecting to it from another machine.
I installed CentOS. NetworkManager successfully installed and launched. I can ping any IP from terminal but I can't open any site in browser except 127.0.0.1 I can't open IP of the modem 192.168.1.1 in browser also.
I have onboard Atheros Communications L2 100 Mbit Ethernet Adapter, and I am not able to install the drivers of it. Following is the output of command lspci -v 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications L2 100 Mbit Ethernet Adapter (rev a0)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Unknown device 2048 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10 Memory at feac0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K] Expansion ROM at feaa0000 [disabled] [size=128K] Capabilities:  Power Management version 2