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Ticket #1883 (new defect)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

working by 'firsttimehowto', iwconfig command doesnt list ath0 and wifi0

Reported by: Assigned to:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: madwifi: driver Version: v0.9.4
Keywords: iwconfig Cc:
Patch is attached: 0 Pending:


well i have ubuntu 7.10, and having toshiba satellite laptop. with a wireless connection.

after handling problems like 'build-essentials' and linux-headers for 386

i dont see the list of devices expected on iwconfig command. no ath0 or wifi0 devices.

the make and make install commands finally succided

Change History

04/15/08 06:22:41 changed by mrenzmann

  • priority changed from blocker to major.

Blind guess: run the following command after MadWifi has been loaded:

dmesg | grep "HAL error"

I suppose it yields something like "Hardware revision not supported (HAL error 13)", which means just that: your card is not supported by the version of MadWifi you've tried. There are several options how to respond to that case, but to help further we'd need to know as exactly as possible which WLAN card you have (vendor, model, and the output of lspci -nntv).