[SOLVED] Problems with Atheros wireless notebook adapter
I have a laptop with a wireless (built in) network controller (intel). However I bought a Linksys WPC300N Notebook adapter.
If I run "lspci -v | grep Atheros" I get
16:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5416 802.11abgn Wireless PCI Adapter (rev 01)
Thus I know that Ubuntu (8.04) did find the card. However if I do
ifconfig or iwconfig no ath0 is available.
I tried following some threads about installing "madwifi" but still no luck. By the way: The reason why I which to use my Linksys adapter instead of the buildin "Intel" is that I need to be able to change to "monitor mode"
I hope that you have some helpful thoughts.....
Last edited by clausjuhl; August 15th, 2008 at 10:47 PM.
Reason: error in subject: It is not a PCI card but a laptop adapter card
Re: Atheros AR5416 not detected in iwconfigr
I am running ubuntu 8.04 on a lenovo T60.
just to provide some basic results: iwconfig returns
lo no wireless extensions.
irda0 no wireless extensions.
wmaster0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"....." Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.427 GHz Access Point: 00:1D:7E:AB:B2:9A
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key:"........" (changed when copying the text)
Link Quality=84/100 Signal level=-50 dBm Noise level=-84 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Last edited by clausjuhl; August 15th, 2008 at 10:48 PM.