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April 8th, 2009, 08:44 PM

I'm having trouble getting my D-Link DWA-643 ExpressCard AR5418 to work. I did it last summer:


But now it's not working. I have tried the latest madwifi-trunk, the one from last summer that I used that worked, the ath9k drivers, nothing works.

My problem is that I get a wlan1 interface instead of a wifi0 interface, so I can't wlanconfig to create an ath0 interface because there is no wifi0, if that makes sense.

lsmod | grep ath:

ath_pci 216504 0
wlan 240368 1 ath_pci
ath_hal 259552 1 ath_pci
ath9k 274232 0
mac80211 216820 3 iwlagn,iwlcore,ath9k

lspci | grep Ath:

04:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5008 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

And I have ath_pci in /etc/modules and have rebooted and still no luck. Anyone have any ideas? I know there are a lot of threads out there about this, but I haven't found any solutions. Thanks.

April 8th, 2009, 08:58 PM
Sorry, found my own mistake. Lingering ath5k modules were the cause of the problem.

I added the following lines to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist:

blacklist ath9k
blacklist mac80211

Then rebooted, and I have my ath0 interface.