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  1. #1

    Cannot activate Atheros 5006BG on fedora 8


    Hi,

    I installed fedora live 8 on my new FUJITSU SIEMENS laptop. I see that the atheros wireless mini-pci driver is supported and recognized. I'm trying to activate the wlan0 interface and get error messages. (action not supported)
    I'm a new user to the linux system so I have trouble to find my way to solve this issue.
    any help will be appreciated ...

    TAU

  2. #2
    Your wireless most likely uses the madwifi driver. More info can be found at these sites:
    madwifi - Linux Wireless
    About/TheProject - madwifi.org - Trac

    The driver module that it uses is call ath_pci. You can run this command to see if it is loaded.
    Code:
    /sbin/lsmod
    It should create an ath0 network connection. You can check for it with this command.
    Code:
    /sbin/iwconfig
    Your system may have relabeled it wlan0.

    You also look for error messages about the wireless from the boot process with this command.
    Code:
    dmesg
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