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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: [Solved] Usual wlan driver ath9k does not seem to work Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

my wireless card does not work for some reasons. It's an atheros wireless card and it used to work with the ath9k driver. But now I'm getting the following output from iwconfig:
Code:
eth0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     no wireless extensions.

So it seems like it's not recognized as a wireless card. It works with the live cd but as soon as I compile the kernel the card does not work. I tried it both ways, installing the wireless support into the kernel and as modules and neither way works which is surprising because it used to work. Looks like I'm missing something.

This is the output of lsmod:
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
ath5k                 132303  0
ath9k                  93900  0
ath9k_common            1881  1 ath9k
ath9k_hw              348420  2 ath9k_common,ath9k
mac80211              371015  2 ath5k,ath9k
ath                    14954  4 ath9k_common,ath5k,ath9k,ath9k_hw
cfg80211              145634  4 ath,ath5k,ath9k,mac80211


When I restart net.wlan0, I'm getting the following output:
Code:
 * Bringing down interface wlan0
 *   Removing addresses
 *     Stopping wpa_cli on wlan0 ... [ ok ]
 *     Stopping wpa_supplicant on wlan0 ... [ ok ]
 * Bringing up interface wlan0
 *   Starting wpa_supplicant on wlan0 ...ioctl[SIOCSIWPMKSA]: Invalid argument
ioctl[SIOCSIWMODE]: Invalid argument
ioctl[SIOCGIWRANGE]: Invalid argument
ioctl[SIOCGIWMODE]: Invalid argument
ioctl[SIOCSIWAP]: Invalid argument
ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Invalid argument
ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Invalid argument
ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Invalid argument
ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Invalid argument
ioctl[SIOCSIWPMKSA]: Invalid argument
 [ ok ]
 *   Starting wpa_cli on wlan0 ... [ ok ]
 *   Backgrounding ... ... * WARNING: net.wlan0 has started, but is inactive


What should I do now? Any suggestions?

Thx,

Ben


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Usual wlan driver ath9k does not seem to work Reply with quote

steak-sandwich wrote:
So it seems like it's not recognized as a wireless card.

No, it just means there are no wireless extensions. Which is true and ok, wext is not how networking is done nowadays.

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-7143840.html#7143840
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Usual wlan driver ath9k does not seem to work Reply with quote

Gusar wrote:
steak-sandwich wrote:
So it seems like it's not recognized as a wireless card.

No, it just means there are no wireless extensions. Which is true and ok, wext is not how networking is done nowadays.

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-7143840.html#7143840


Okay thanks. I still don't know how to get it to work.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It works already. Just not with wireless extensions, but with netlink (nl80211). So simply configure things (in particular, wpa_supplicant) appropriately.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, thanks a lot.
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