View Full Version : [ubuntu] wireless network driving me mad

January 18th, 2009, 07:20 PM
I moved over to ubuntu recently after mandrivas new release ( I didn't like it)

Very impressed , setup my mobile as a modem no problem , love the look and feel of ubuntu. How ever I had trouble with conecting to the wireless with my atheros AR2425 wifi (built in to samsung nc10)

I then follow these instuctions to the letter ..

sudo su
echo “blacklist ath_pci” >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
echo “blacklist ath_hal” >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

Now for both Fedora and Ubuntu, download the latest development driver here (tested on compat-wireless-2009-01-06.tar.bz2).
Now run:

tar -jxf compat-wireless*.bz2
cd compat-wireless*
sudo make install
sudo make unload
sudo make load

wo hoo i have wireless .. yay ! ... set up email etc and go to bed happy :)
Start up in the morning .. nothing but it can detaect my network but won't log in.

so I redo the last comands , sudo make unload , sudo make load
takes a while to conect but it does connect. happy again

restart and get nothing !

Google gets more abuse , and i find theses instructions ..https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NC10
I follow them to the letter and still nothing

dmesg =


[ 36.097838] sky2 eth0: enabling interface
[ 36.467759] ath5k phy0: gain calibration timeout (2412MHz)
[ 36.467785] ath5k phy0: can't reset hardware (-11)
[ 36.829468] ath5k phy0: gain calibration timeout (2412MHz)
[ 36.829487] ath5k phy0: can't reset hardware (-11)
[ 36.830275] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
[ 36.844842] pci 0000:00:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low IRQ 16
[ 36.844868] pci 0000:00:02.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 36.845271] [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20060119 on minor 0
[ 37.097988] NET: Registered protocol family 17

iwconfig wlan0

dezy@Netbook:~$ iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr ff Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Management ff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


Any help gratefully recieved