June 6th, This option enables the old SoftMAC which is already removed from newer kernels. For a detailed status on hw functions implementation check out Status. The driver works such that your WLAN card will appear as a normal network interface in the system. Alternatively you can use the Linux wireless compatibility package but please be sure to post patches in unified diff format diff -u. Email Required, but never shown.

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If you are not familiar with git please check out our Linux wireless git-guide and the description of the development process. Visit the Trac open source project at http: RPMForge’s latest are 0.

It continued to try to connect to my wireless, but I gave up on atneros and disconnected after the third time it showed me the password prompt which, again, I know I’m typing in the right password in case you’re wondering.

This allows you to configure the device using common wireless tools ifconfig, iwconfig and friends.

wireless – How to use Atheros ath5k driver with aircrack-ng? – Ask Ubuntu

Or is it caused by my commands? It couldn’t connect eventually asked for my password. June 5th, 5. If you would blacklist any of these, it won’t work, as your lsmod output clearly shows the dependencies of them.


We have kerneldocs available for ath5k: This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. We recommend to install the Linux athfros compatibility package if you are running this kernel and your internet connection is slow or unreliable. Table of Contents About Ath5k. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know.

This greatly improves performance in noisy environments. If you agree, would you like to uninstall Madwifi and try compat-wireless?

Atheros 802.11a/bg PCI/PCI-E devices (ath5k)

Find More Posts by Weibin Zheng. View LQ Wiki Contributions. All times are GMT Also, why does my “rfkill list all” command not show me anything any more? Originally Posted by Weibin Zheng I installed madwifi Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

The time now is Atheros “ath5k” Wireless Not Working My friend who’s out of town is the one Qth5k go to for Ubuntu help, but for this issue he had said a new release of Ubuntu should automatically compensate for my system’s wireless problem rather than me having to install Madwifi. Any thoughts on this?


This is a collection atherso bug reports both unresolved and resolved to help users track issues and to find patches for fixes which have not yet been merged. Things aath5k developers are currently working on, and other things to do: Now what is your question exactly? It’s worth trying your card with ath5k even though it is not in the list above, if it has one of the following chips: The aheros kernel Originally Posted by drpjkurian.

How to use Atheros ath5k driver with aircrack-ng?

June 5th, 2. This option enables the old SoftMAC stack we hope to kill one of these days. To improve injection speed, apply this patch.

I also tried connecting to one of the non-password protected networks, but no luck.