Bug 442220 - Atheros AR5007 misrecognized, not configured: 802.11 wireless on Compaq A916NR
Summary: Atheros AR5007 misrecognized, not configured: 802.11 wireless on Compaq A916NR
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 254192
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-12 23:02 UTC by P V
Modified: 2008-04-18 04:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-15 21:31:26 UTC
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Description P V 2008-04-12 23:02:51 UTC
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: #1 SMP Sun Feb 10 17:48:34 EST 2008 i686 i686 i386

How reproducible:
Always. It appears there is conflicting and complicated advice online about how
to get this working.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reboot
2. Find no wireless working
Actual results:

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.

Comment 1 Dan Williams 2008-04-14 14:06:57 UTC
-> 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...

Comment 2 John W. Linville 2008-04-15 21:31:26 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 254192 ***

Comment 3 Joachim Frieben 2008-04-15 22:40:16 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Software:

The latest F8 update kernel is kernel- Reporting ath5k
issues for significantly older versions as is your case is meaningless.

Comment 4 P V 2008-04-18 04:44:24 UTC
Dear Joachim, 
Exactly same behavior is found with the kernel #1 SMP 

so the report is not meaningless.

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