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Old 03-21-2008, 04:09 PM
Peter Lesterhuis
 
Default atheros AR5006EG wireless network card

Hi,
I purchased a Compaq Pressario A900ED notebook and installed fedora 8.
Internet connection with the network cable plugged in works fine. There
is however no chance to make the wireless network card work (Atheros
Communications Inc. AR5006EG). This card isn't supported by Madwifi
driver ath5k. A patch should make this driver work, but when I install
this patch, packeged by T. Chung
(http://tchung.fedorapeople.org/madwifi/ar2425/) I can't boot anymore:
it keeps hanging during the boot.
Does someone have a better experience with this wireless card? Anyone
got this card going with ndiswrapper?

Peter

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Old 03-21-2008, 11:20 PM
"bruce"
 
Default atheros AR5006EG wireless network card

hi peter...

regarding your pain with atheros internal chipset/wifi...

i feel your pain, and after serious hours, gave up.. i was looking to simply
install using madwifi, and never got it to work.

i had a toshiba satellite, with 4G mem, and tried to get x86_64 installed,
with madwifi to support an internal atheros chipset..

i finally decided to punt, and got a linksys usb wifi device.. actually, i
got a handful of different wifi usb dongles and tried different ones until i
got one that worked.

the good news... the usb/linksys dongle that i found does indeed work with
fc8, running 2.6.24.3!

in fact, it works quite nicely, out of the box. once you have the device
plugged in, hit lsusb: and you should see the device.

go into the system->network dialog. select new, wireless, and you should see
the information for the linksys device.

good luck!



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Subject: atheros AR5006EG wireless network card


Hi,
I purchased a Compaq Pressario A900ED notebook and installed fedora 8.
Internet connection with the network cable plugged in works fine. There
is however no chance to make the wireless network card work (Atheros
Communications Inc. AR5006EG). This card isn't supported by Madwifi
driver ath5k. A patch should make this driver work, but when I install
this patch, packeged by T. Chung
(http://tchung.fedorapeople.org/madwifi/ar2425/) I can't boot anymore:
it keeps hanging during the boot.
Does someone have a better experience with this wireless card? Anyone
got this card going with ndiswrapper?
Peter

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Old 03-22-2008, 05:48 PM
Peter Lesterhuis
 
Default atheros AR5006EG wireless network card

I purchased a Compaq Pressario A900ED notebook and installed fedora 8.
Internet connection with the network cable plugged in works fine. There
is however no chance to make the wireless network card work (Atheros
Communications Inc. AR5006EG). This card isn't supported by Madwifi
driver ath5k. A patch should make this driver work, but when I install
this patch, packeged by T. Chung
(http://tchung.fedorapeople.org/madwifi/ar2425/) I can't boot anymore:
it keeps hanging during the boot.
Does someone have a better experience with this wireless card? Anyone
got this card going with ndiswrapper?
Peter

regarding your pain with atheros internal chipset/wifi...


i feel your pain, and after serious hours, gave up.. i was looking to simply
install using madwifi, and never got it to work.

i had a toshiba satellite, with 4G mem, and tried to get x86_64 installed,
with madwifi to support an internal atheros chipset..

i finally decided to punt, and got a linksys usb wifi device.. actually, i
got a handful of different wifi usb dongles and tried different ones until i
got one that worked.

the good news... the usb/linksys dongle that i found does indeed work with
fc8, running 2.6.24.3!

in fact, it works quite nicely, out of the box. once you have the device
plugged in, hit lsusb: and you should see the device.

go into the system->network dialog. select new, wireless, and you should see
the information for the linksys device.

good luck!

Hi Bruce,
I am not yet at the point of giving up, but not far away from it. Thanks
for your suggestion. I am certainly going to try that when no
work-arounds show up.

Peter

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