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Ticket #2186 (new defect)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

Atheros AR5418 - not able to activate the card (rfkill not working)

Reported by: anonymous Assigned to:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: madwifi: other Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Patch is attached: 0 Pending: 0


I've got a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Xa3530 Laptop with Gentoo Linux and Atheros AR5418 Wlan Chip. The chip is turned off whenever the notebook starts. In Windows I have to use a shortcut to open a small programm to activate the wlan. In Linux there is nothing to activate it - or i've found nothing to activate. I can configure the card normally with the madwifi (or ath9k) driver, there are no failures, but the card is still not sending / recieving and the WLAN LED of the notebook is still off.

there is nothing to activate the wlan chip.

rfkill=0 is not activating the card!

Change History

11/19/08 01:59:25 changed by anonymous

- same problem with portable ASUS and same chipset (AR5418) - same problem with IBM Thinkpad T60 and same chipset (AR5418)

11/24/08 18:26:07 changed by roidelapluie

same here in with a macbook

11/25/08 02:04:13 changed by jthan

Same deal here on a MacBook. Any idea when this will be fixed??

11/30/08 13:53:43 changed by Jörg

got the same problem here... was in the madwifi channel in irc, but they seemed not that interested in fixing this problem.... rfkill=0 in modprobe.conf was the only idea they had and this is not working...

11/30/08 17:42:47 changed by mrenzmann

Bug reports and enhancement suggestions for ath9k are no longer handled here, but in the kernel bugzilla. Please file a ticket there for the ath9k-part of this ticket.