Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442220
Atheros AR5007 misrecognized, not configured: 802.11 wireless on Compaq A916NR
Last modified: 2008-04-18 00:44:24 EDT
Description of problem:
The Atheros AR5007 wireless adapter is
(1) misrecognized by lspci|grep Atheros
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g
Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
(2) not configured: ifconfig reports only eth0 and lo.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Hardware: Compaq Presario A916NR Notebook PC
Software: 18.104.22.168-137.fc8 #1 SMP Sun Feb 10 17:48:34 EST 2008 i686 i686 i386
Always. It appears there is conflicting and complicated advice online about how
to get this working.
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Find no wireless working
Expected results: adapter correctly recognized, Wireless networking functional
Additional info: Merely getting the adapter correctly recognized would probably
be a helpful step to sorting out the problem.
-> kernel since it's a driver issue; PCI-E support in ath5k is still pretty new
but I thought it should have worked on at least a few machines...
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 254192 ***
(In reply to comment #0)
> Software: 22.214.171.124-137.fc8
The latest F8 update kernel is kernel-126.96.36.199-64.fc8. Reporting ath5k
issues for significantly older versions as is your case is meaningless.
Exactly same behavior is found with the kernel
188.8.131.52-64.fc8 #1 SMP
so the report is not meaningless.