Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443176
AR5006EG/AR5007EG not supported by ath5k
Last modified: 2008-05-29 10:25:32 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have a HP Pavillion DV9700 Notebook with an Atheros AR5007EG card (Displayed as AR5006EG, which according to most forums is false). When I try to load the ath5k module which at least loaded the wlan0 interface with the default Fedora core on the FC8-x86_64 disk, I get that this device is not supported.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to latest version of Fedora 8
2. Run ifconfig -a
3. Notice that no wlan0 or ath0 is created
4. run modprobe ath5k
5. Notice the errors in dmesg.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LK4E] enabled at IRQ 19
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:00.0[A] -> Link [LK4E] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:03:00.0 to 64
ath5k_pci 0000:03:00.0: registered as 'phy0'
ath5k phy0: Device not yet supported.
ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:03:00.0 disabled
I should be able to get on the internet and surf the tubes.
I also tried madwifi to get this to work and that pretty much failed. I even sucked it up and attempted ndiswrappers, as you can guess from me opening this ticket. That failed as well.
Here is an lspci -vvv of the device for more information. Let me know if I can
provide anything else. Also I included the url to the madwifi ticket as they
seem to be working on the issue as well. But I would rather use a redhat kernel
module instead of a madwifi module or ndiswrappers.
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g
Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Unknown device 137a
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr-
Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19
Region 0: Memory at f6000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities:  Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0
Address: fee0300c Data: 41a1
Capabilities:  Express (v1) Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <512ns,
ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE- FLReset-
DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr+ FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr- TransPend-
LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency
L0 <512ns, L1 <64us
ClockPM- Suprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
LnkCtl: ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 128 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+
DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
Capabilities:  MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=1
Vector table: BAR=0 offset=00000000
PBA: BAR=0 offset=00000000
Kernel modules: ath_pci, ath5k
I am getting the same problem. Keep saying the wlan0 link not ready. I am have
an Acer 7520 with the Atheros AR5006EG 802.11 b/g wireless PCI Express adaptor
also. I have tried madwifi and ndiswrapper. Keep getting the same error and no
I am also getting the same error on an Acer 4520 with the same wireless.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 254192 ***