Since kernel 2.6.29 using ath5k, it works like a charm. I have an AR5001. Madwifi-source from debian was never able to find a network while scanning. Thanks to ath5k devs !
on 07/25/2009 – Made popular on 07/25/2009
ath5k doesn't seem to work for my wireless card. NM-applet just sits there saying the wireless card isn't ready. Dmesg activates just fine. iwlist says the device can't be used for scanning. In the meantime, I'm using madwifi, but I'd like to be able to use the module that's available without compiling the driver everytime for a new kernel.
i was wondering how to switch to madwifi or ath5k from ndiswrapper?if i modprobe ath5k then restart my internet connection doesnt work and lspci -k displays ndiswrapper as being used.is this a good way to switch to madwifi?http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/Compati os/AR5005G
Wireless signal strength is quite weak. When the laptop is a inches from the router it is OK, but moving just a few feet away causes the connection to drop. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Specs are as follows:
I am among those unfortunate wretches with an Atheros wireless card (ar5001) and I've had problems with it from the day I installed Ubuntu. I've been using Madwifi to connect to the internet, and it's worked fine, until I lately changed my internet connection, got a new modem etc.
I'm using ubuntu 9.10 with kernel 2.6.31-16-generic. Since I installed this version I've been trying to install the madwifi drivers. I'm perfectly able to use the open source ath5k drivers, but I really prefer using madwifi, as they allow me to use my network interface as an access point and injects packages in a more efficient way.
I am looking for Atheros AR9485 wireless driver for RHEL5 2.6.18 kernel version.
I have searched a lot and found two sources but not valid for this combination. The first one is the ath9k at Linux Wireless but even the oldest release does not support kernel less than 2.6.25.