Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 485189
Can't connect to an Ad Hoc network
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:54:12 EST
Created attachment 331663 [details]
Excerpt from /var/log/messages during a failed connect
Description of problem:
I created an Ad Hoc network using NetworkManager to share my 3G connection. I can connect to that network from an Acer laptop when I run Windows XP Home Edition, Version 2002, SP3. But I can't connect to the same network when I boot the same laptop to Fedora 10.
See the attached excerpt from /var/log/message from the Acer laptop. The laptop has an Atheros-based WLAN card:
--- begin of quote from /var/log/messages ---
ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
ath_pci 0000:04:05.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNK2] -> GSI 19 (level, high) -> IRQ 19
MadWifi: ath_attach: Switching rfkill capability off.
wifi0: Atheros AR2413 chip found (MAC 7.8, PHY 2112A 4.5, Radio 5.6)
ath_pci: wifi0: Atheros 2413: mem=0xc3000000, irq=19
--- end of quote ---
# lspci -v
04:05.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC (rev 01)
Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Device 0418
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 96, IRQ 19
Memory at c3000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: ath_pci
Kernel modules: ath5k, ath_pci
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select the Ad Hoc network from NetworkManager
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