I'm just having a bit of trouble with activating my wireless card (see title for details). rfkill - I installed it but nothing was soft / hard blocked (whatever they mean). I did the rfkill unblock command anyway but it didn't appear to change anything Tried doing it manually through system-config-network but this yielded no luck either. Basically all it does is continually ask for my WEP key, even though I've typed it in correctly a million times. why I don't have WPA2 because I do not have the ability to change it
I can't use Network Manager (it continue to ask me for the WPA password9. So I stopped it and I use command line, following this: [URL]
From the log I can see that it tried to associate to AP and after a lot of tries: it connects BUT the connection is really SLOW and UNSTABLE! (pinging hosts on the same network gives me about 50% packets loss) I am worried about this entry in the log:
ath5k phy0: unsupported jumbo
I am going to try to install madwifi, but before that I'd like to have your opinion and listen your experience! I see a lot on infos about ath5k, but I'd like to be pointed to the right direction!
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've got a little netbook, and all works fine, except for one small thing. I'm able to connect to a wireless network with my Atheros AR5001 just fine. However, if I right click on the network icon, and disable network or wireless and enable it again, wireless won't work anymore. I can't see and connect to any network at all. Except when using airodump-ng from the famous aircrack-ng tool set. When using airodump I'm able to see any network and their specs just fine. I don't even have to be in monitor mode to do airodump-ng (the wireless must be off in the network manager though). Is there any way of getting my wireless back when I turn it on again?
I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.04, and today the wireless connection has started to become spotty. The networks menu shows no wireless entries when they were there the day before. Again I have the Atheros AR5001 wireless card, my network is WPA2 and is 802.11g
A Toshiba 35MX-S114 laptop with Atheros AR5001 works but unless the laptop is in the same room as the router I am not able to connect.
After a relative gave me their old laptop, I installed 10.04 Lucid but I am having problems with the Atheros AR5001 based wifi. I've been able to update the OS using wifi with the laptop in the same room as the router. If I move about 9 metres away from the router into another room, with applet showing 3/4 blue bars and effectively still within line of sight of the router, I lose the connection. Wifi receive is working so well that the Network Manager Applet detects several of my neighbours' routers but not well enough for me to connect to our router.
Originally on the Toshiba laptop under XP there's supposed to be a hotkey Fn+F8 which enables/disables the wifi antenna, in contrast Fn+F9 does disable the touchpad as stated in the manual.
My router is recognised but I cannot connect. Is it a driver issue?
I've been having problems with the Atheros AR5001 wireless card in my EEE PC. Whenever I'm connected to an encrypted network of any description (WPA2 at home, WPA-PSK at work), the connection will drop out after some time, ask for the key again, then will drop out after a shorter time. This repeats until it's continuously asking for the key. This is no problem with an unencrypted connection. I've installed the madwifi module as per the instructions in this thread, but that doesn't seem to have helped.Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS, 2.6.32-33-generic i686 kernel.
I have Ubuntu 10.10 on a Toshiba satellite L300 with an Atheros AR5001 wireless network card. I can get the computer to see the network but it wont persist, it keeps going offline or asking to be re connected.Also Firefox will not find the internet even if the wireless icon shows the wireless network is alive.I can use the laptop for the internet if I plug in the LAN cable but have no luck with the wireless. Security for the modem is using WPA&WPA2 and it will connect according to the icon in the title bar for the wireless network. I have tried the Atheros site for a driver but had no luck finding one. Not even sure if that is what I need to do.
I have a Acer Revo R3610 nettop on which I installed oS11.3. It has an Atheros AR5001 wireless network adaptor.I'm getting very bad latency and throughput on with this card. In comparison my Thinkpad with Intel card achieves at least 10 times the throughput from the same location. Also when I boot my wifi will come up authenticate and then a few seconds later disconnect and reconnect. I've tried updating the kernel to 2.6.35 as one of the fixes was to improve the performance of the ath5k driver. I'm using wpa2 authentication.
Does anyone know of an application that continually scans for devices on a network and notifies you if a device connects/disconnects to/from the network? I just want a way of knowing when a computer is connected and when it's not.
Running Debian GNU / Linux 5.0.4 on an older Gateway tower. Have been using this for a year now but it seemed lately that the browser was loading pages slowly. I checked the Network Icon and every time I check it indicates "disconnected" then refreshes and indicates connected. The log makes references to redat, which my machine has nothing to do with? I checked the system logs and get the following repeated messages:
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?
The problem is wireless connections show up in the connections list but when I try to connect it will just keep trying to connect and will never actually complete. During the connecting process it will constantly ask for my WPA2 key. Wired connection does work but that is only a temporary fix to this problem. The phy0 wlan hard block is stuck to yes also, so that could be the problem.other info:Running Ubuntu 11.04 dual boot with windows vista 32 bitWireless card is Atheros ar5001 on Toshiba satellite laptop
Within the last couple of days or so, my wireless has been on the fritz. It keeps disconnecting and reconnecting every minute or so, which is annoying to say the least. The information relating to my wireless network is:
from time to time, wireless connection gets very slow, and i have to make it reconnect, and some times, restart fedora. The wireless card has an Atheros AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01). This happens mostly when i use Tucan Downloader, or Torrent, meaning, heavy internet use.
I`ve read solution in this thread. [URL] It seems Linux driver for AR5001 does`n support ad-hoc mode. But user Selak found solution with a bridge. With this advice by my AR5001 card can finally be detected by other devices. I can connect to it with my girlfriend`s net-book with XP, but I still can`t share internet. May be I miss something. I haven`t shared wifi before.
I'm facing problems with Fedora13 and the AR9285 wifi card... the connection is just too slow, and the wired connection works fine. I just figured out that a lot of VAIO users (so am I) were in the same situation, and solved their problem by downloading ath9k drivers from linuxwireless.org. Fine, I did it! That's what I found :
Building and installing cd /path/to/compat-wireless-2.6.32-rc5 ./scripts/driver-select <driver-name> make sudo make install
...but make is looking for source files in /usr/src/kernels/2.6.34-7-61.fc13.x86_64/build/ , which doesn't exist! The /usr/src/kernels/ folder is just empty. I also found something about the fact that Fedora13 didn't came with kernel's source files... So how can I install that driver? (I didn't find the package via yum...)
This morning I installed Fedora 14 on my laptop. During the setup, I was able to configure the wireless connection and use it to install additional software from the FreshRPMs and Livna repos. When the install was completed, I was surprised to find the wireless not working. When I click on the NetworkManager icon at the bottom right corner, I see "Wireless Networks" Under that it says "device not ready" and it is greyed out so it cannot be click on.
Running lspci -vnn returned 07:00.0 Ethernet controller : Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01) Kernel driver in use: ath5k Kernel modules: ath5k
I installed 11.04 some time ago. I got my printer to work, but I have tried to use wireless and I cant. I can perfectly connect using a wired connection but on the network menu in the taskbar it tells me that wireless is turned off by hardware switch. I am suspecting that I don't have the drivers for my atheros wireless card, but when I click on additional driers it tells me that there are no drivers to download. how to configure my wireless card to work with natty?
Wife's laptop has AR5001 Wireless Adapter laptop model is Toshiba Satellite A215
Problem : Wireless networking randomly loses connectivity and can not regain connectivity, the only apparent solution is a full power down , this is not even certain to work. The card works under Windows, she hates Windows. (I love her for this) I know it's not faulty hardware , because it will work for days on end under Windows without problems.
Things I've tried : madwifi drivers (any and all versions available) : These increase stability of the signal and seem to delay the inevitable however it still happens. When using these drivers the only option is to unload them modprobe -r then reboot then remove them again and re add them. It makes no sense why this works, and if I don't remove them prior to rebooting it will not work.
ATH5K drivers : These are pretty much junk, results are unpredictable at best, sometimes it will work perfectly for a few hours, sometimes it will not work at all. Nothing is repeatable, I can't seem to force whatever condition is causing this. rfkill does not show the wifi being blocked (hard or soft), unblocking it anyway does nothing, only way to make this work and it's iffy is to fully power down wait 5-10 minutes turn it back on and it MAY decide to work.
Firmware update : Updated the Toshiba BIOS to the latest version of the firmware 2.0 no joy here either. Same issue both sets of drivers.
Tried different distros and kernels : I've tried Mint 9, 10 ,11 ; Ubuntu 10.10, 10.04 , 9.10 and 11.04 (which is currently installed) , Fedora and OpenSUSE. All are giving the same problems. I have also tried a slew of different kernels no joy from any of them (I'm not at the computer with the issue now I will post exactly what kernel versions I've used when I have access to the machine).
Another useful bit of information, the hard switch to disable/enable wifi WILL disable it but turning it back on does absolutely nothing. The hotkey does nothing at all. The bios does not have an option to disable or enable the wireless card.
I will also post the typical lsmod , lspci , iwconfig all that good stuff when I get back to the computer in question. I'm probably just going to buy a PC card for it and give up on that one, but this is driving me insane and I would really like to see it resolved even if I do replace the hardware.
I have been running FC8 on this IBM T23 with a D-Link wireless adapter. Using MadWifi this has worked fine with Network Manager disabled. But now I have nuked that installation and replaced it with FC10. Network Manager is nice, and I would like to use it. And it kind-of works. Network Manager recognizes my router and all my neighbor's routers, but I can't connect.
I'm new to the linux community -started using Slax as of this morning. I'm having trouble getting wireless set up for my Atheros AR9287, I found that Compat Wireless should get the thing to start working.
Problem is I have no idea what I'm doing setting it up. Can anyone explain this to a total novice? Or have anything else that will get it to work?
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.
Just rebuilt my file/print server using an ECS 945GCD-M Atom motherboard. Running it under 9.10 (2.6.31-20) using the same cable and port on my Netgear switch that my old server connected to at 1GB/s without issue (old server's NIC was Intel-based).
Found the driver is an AR813x, & downloaded & installed the latest driver from here (184.108.40.206). sudo lshw -C network now shows that it's using the new driver, but still sitting at 100MB/s:
I realise there are a few threads of issues with the AR8152 chipset and Ubuntu 11.04, however, my issue does not appear to be the same as others, nor does there appear to be a consistent solution yet. My ethernet worked fine in Ubuntu 10.10, but after upgrading to 11.04, I experience the errors I am about to explain. I also experience these when booting off a Ubuntu 11.04 Live CD, so it's not just the upgrade the caused the issues. The issue is, if I turn on my system without the ethernet cable plugged in, and then plug the ethernet cable in once I've logged into Ubuntu, the system will not detect it, at all. No amount of network manager of dhclient eth0 will get it to function, however, the device itself still appears in the system. If I turn the system on with the ethernet plugged in, however, it will get an IP address and function correctly. I tried to download the drivers from Atheros and build them, but for whatever reason it complained about me not having autoconf.h or automake.h (can't remember which), despite having build-essentials and linux-headers-generic installed.
My old Winbook laptop had good wifi connection under Ubuntu 9.10 but shows 'disabled' under Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. At least under 10.10 it came up with working video (had to mess with GRUB on 10.04 before video would work). I have an onboard wi-fi card that has never worked well with any Linux as far as I know but the Atheros PCMCIA card worked solid under Karmic (9.10). Here is some diag. info.