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Thread: No wireless networks found after correctly installed madwifi

  1. #1
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    Angry No wireless networks found after correctly installed madwifi

    Hi,

    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:
    iwconfig
    Code:
    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   
              Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power:17 dBm   Sensitivity=1/1  
              Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality=0/70  Signal level=-96 dBm  Noise level=-96 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    pan0      no wireless extensions.
    ifconfig
    Code:
    ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:af:cf:e2:ca  
              inet6 addr: fe80::215:afff:fecf:e2ca/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)
    
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:85:4d:82:78  
              inet addr:192.168.2.101  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::221:85ff:fe4d:8278/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:3800 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:2944 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:3940261 (3.9 MB)  TX bytes:525218 (525.2 KB)
              Interrupt:27 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:720 (720.0 B)  TX bytes:720 (720.0 B)
    
    wifi0     Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-15-AF-CF-E2-CA-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:3497 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:280 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:179947 (179.9 KB)
              Interrupt:16
    lshw -C network
    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: 00:15:af:cf:e2:ca
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath_pci latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
           resources: irq:16 memory:fd7f0000-fd7fffff
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 01
           serial: 00:21:85:4d:82:78
           size: 100MB/s
           capacity: 1GB/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.2.101 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
           resources: irq:27 ioport:c800(size=256) memory:fe2ff000-fe2fffff memory:fe2c0000-fe2dffff(prefetchable)
    lspci
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Device 7914
    00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2)
    00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
    00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
    00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
    00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
    00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
    00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
    00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
    00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
    00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
    00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
    01:05.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X1200 Series Audio Controller
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
    05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
    06:04.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711MP1/MS1 MemoryCardBus Controller (rev 21)
    06:04.2 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD Controller (rev 01)
    06:04.3 Bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MS/xD Controller (rev 01)
    06:04.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) (rev 02)
    less /proc/modules | grep ath
    Code:
    ath_rate_sample 11476 1 - Live 0xf812b000
    ath_pci 193197 0 - Live 0xf85c3000
    wlan 222892 5 wlan_wep,wlan_scan_sta,ath_rate_sample,ath_pci, Live 0xf8537000
    ath_hal 398604 3 ath_rate_sample,ath_pci, Live 0xf8480000

    I've been at this for hours now, also tried ndiswrapper and ath5k drivers with no luck, and really could use some help.
    Cheers.
    Last edited by Zwendel; June 2nd, 2010 at 02:06 PM. Reason: solved
    travel & still life photography: http://www.zgallery-art.com

  2. #2
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    Re: No wireless networks found after correctly installed madwifi

    Never mind, turned out to be the on/off switch of the wireless that had both a weird symbol that I didn't recognize and that had to be pushed twice to turn on....
    travel & still life photography: http://www.zgallery-art.com

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