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    What Atheros Card Do I Have?


    So the situation is this: I can't get madwifi to work for me, for whatever reason. It installs and runs, but it has trouble configuring my card. I've tried it several times, to no avail. I think that the problem may have something to do with the fact that I'm running a 64-bit distro (Sabayon MiniEdition, it's really Gentoo). So I want to try ndiswrapper, but I need to find a 64-bit driver for my card. Ok, now I need to know what card I have. That's the problem. How do I figure out exactly what Atheros card I have? I haven't been able to figure it out from any of my computer's original documentation (it's an Alienware Aurora m9700 laptop). Are there any utilities that will tell me or do I have to take my computer apart and read it off the chip?

    EDIT: I just found my invoice for the computer, via the AW website. Apparently it's a Wistron NeWeb card, not an Atheros. Weird, but ok.
    FURTHER EDIT: The card is WNC CM9. To quote a reseller's website, "This card is using the Atheros 5004 chipset with the 5213 as main chip." The card is listed as working on the mad-wifi site. So, with that in mind, what should I do?

    Thanks
    Mike

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    Let's try with the madwifi driver again. Do this
    Code:
    modprobe -r ath_pci
    modprobe ath_pci
    dmesg | tail
    Post all the output here
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    >...what...card do I have?

    try "lspci -v |more" to see plenty info: two 'v's more yet

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    You could also try:
    Code:
    lspci | grep Wireless
    or
    Code:
    lspci | grep Atheros
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    I give up on wireless in suse 10.2

    Hello, I have been trying for weeks to get my wifi card Netgear (atheros based) to work. It has not yet. Does anyone know of a service that can make my laptop (dell lattitude) work with linux and wifi? I have spent a lot of time on the forum and folllowing tutuorials. I'll pay.

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    Netgear has linux drivers for some of their products. Have you checked their website?

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