Netgear WG511T (Atheros) pcmcia card can't associate with wireless AP
dannycolligan at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 21:30:25 UTC 2007
Hello all, I just bought a Netgear WG511T pcmcia card
) and I can't get it to associate with a wireless access point. I'm not
sure what's wrong, but here's what I've done so far (I'm using Ubuntu
I followed the instructions for setting up the MadWifi drivers here
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=38972&page=1&pp=10 for this
Atheros-based card. The ath0 interface appears under
system->administration->networking and iwconfig. Digging through earlier
ubuntu-users posts, I found the command iwpriv ath0 authmode 2 which I
tried, but that didn't seem to make the card work. Also, when I try and run
dhclient ah0 on the terminal, it spits out a "wifi0: unknown hardware
address type 801" twice before it does anything. It also does this
when I dhclient
I know it's not a problem with my router (linksys WRT54GL running dd-wrt
firmware) because I can associate to it with the other wireless interface in
my laptop, an intel centrino ipw2100. (This is not a problem, having 2
wireless interfaces in the same laptop, or having them connected to the same
wireless ap, right?) The centrino card is a 802.11b card and the Netgear
is a 802.11g.
Here's my iwconfig output:
root at edgylap:/# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"dd-wrt" Nickname:"ipw2100"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: <scrubbed from
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=99/100 Signal level=-32 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:1 Invalid misc:2 Missed beacon:2
wifi0 no wireless extensions.
ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"dd-wrt"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s Tx-Power:18 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=57/94 Signal level=-38 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:13048 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
sit0 no wireless extensions.
Thanks in advance,
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