Ubuntu Networking :: No Wireless Networks Found After Correctly Installed Madwifi
Jun 2, 2010
I just installed madwifi on my MSI laptop with an Atheros AR5001 wifi card & Lucid. As far as I can see and according to System -> Administration -> Hardware drivers the install was successful and the card + driver is up and running. However, I don't see any wireless network (my windows PC can see about 5 wireless networks). I tried it with the network manager applet as well as with wicd. If I try to connect to "Hidden Wireless Network" via nm-applet, it will start to connect for a while but is unable too (although I supply it with the correct WEP settings & key) So, I'm unable to use my wireless network. What am i doing wrong?
Some information about my system:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wifi0 no wireless extensions.
ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
I've been at this for hours now, also tried ndiswrapper and ath5k drivers with no luck
does it still support the madwifi driver. i have tried to compile madwifi 0.94 that i got from svn and from sourceforge and it was succes, but the problem is it doesnt work. when i compile the source from subversion, i get the ath0 on iwconfig command but i can't get any wireless network on list of network. if i use the one from sourceforge, the iwconfig list even doesnt contain any ath*
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HTML Code: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1b:38:b6:cb:98 inet addr:192.168.1.6 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::21b:38ff:feb6:cb98/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
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