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    Atheros nor madwifi work on compaq CQ60: Lucid

    On a fresh install, Lucid works perfectly. Week later, after updates, no WiFi.

    Specs:
    Compaq Presario CQ60

    lspci shows:
    Code:
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
    lshw -C network shows:
    Code:
    *-network
           description: Wireless interface
           product: AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter
           vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
           logical name: wifi0
           version: 01
           serial: 00:26:5e:4d:6f:c6
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath_pci latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
           resources: irq:17 memory:92600000-9260ffff
    As you can see, I followed the madwifi instructions, replacing the previously used ath5k driver with madwifi.

    Light is now orange for WiFi, no networks.

    here's the instructions I followed:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1484242

    Can anyone confirm if Maverick Meerkat support is better or worse. Not able to get a clear idea from Google.

    Backports were installed beforehand. I also commented out the "blacklist ath_pci" in the file in /etc/modprobe.d.

    From dmesg | grep wifi:
    Code:
    [   17.816467] wifi0: Atheros AR2425 chip found (MAC 14.2, PHY SChip 7.0, Radio 10.2)
    [   17.820484] ath_pci: wifi0: Atheros 5424/2424: mem=0x92600000, irq=17
    Here's some ifconfig after the madwifi installation:
    Code:
    ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:26:5e:4d:6f:c6  
              inet6 addr: fe80::226:5eff:fe4d:6fc6/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    wifi0     Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-26-5E-4D-6F-C6-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:578 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:280 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:26588 (26.5 KB)
              Interrupt:17
    Thanks for reading

    Bubnoff
    Last edited by Bubnoff; December 12th, 2010 at 12:20 AM.

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