Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498662
Thinkpad Wireless (Atheros) does not work: can't ping gateway
Last modified: 2010-06-28 08:19:32 EDT
Here is the kernel I use:
Linux grinch.figuiere.net 188.8.131.52-111.fc11.i686.PAE #1 SMP Fri Apr 24 10:56:23 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Fedora 11 (10.92).
Thinkpad Z60t (type 2511) with Thinkpad wireless.
13:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
Driver is ath5k as provided in Fedora.
The network can associate with WPA, and obtain an IP address. Then I can't even pig the gateway.
$ ping 172.18.2.32
PING 172.18.2.32 (172.18.2.32) 56(84) bytes of data.
--- 172.18.2.32 ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 1941ms
Here is what dmesg says:
tg3: eth0: Link is down.
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:0f:66:dc:fa:c6 try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:0f:66:dc:fa:c6
wlan0: associate with AP 00:0f:66:dc:fa:c6
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:0f:66:dc:fa:c6 (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=3)
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
ath5k phy0: noise floor calibration timeout (5745MHz)
wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
tg3: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.
I don't know what else you need. Let me know.
13:00.0 Ethernet controller : Atheros Communications Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC [168c:1014] (rev 01)
Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini Express Adapter (AR5BXB6) [1014:058a]
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-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19
Region 0: Memory at a7f00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ath5k
Kernel modules: ath5k
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 498502 ***
(In reply to comment #2)
> *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 498502 ***
I don't want to be picky but my problem is with an ath5k.
Is there an earlier kernel version where this was working?
as far as I know, ath5k has never worked with it. This is my first Fedora install though.
openSUSE 11.1 does not work either (that's what was just before I installed Fedora and the kernel was 184.108.40.206-9-pae). They made me try the compat-wireless on that kernel with no success.
Before ath5k I was forced to use MadWifi (and that was on Ubuntu, and for a while this laptop was only on wire as it was secondary).
OK -- I'm not sure what I can offer you right now. You may want to try a rawhide (i.e. fc12) kernel?
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Closing optimistically based on lack of response from comment 7...
The problem is that changing kernel means changing X as I understand the X driver are now highly dependent on this (I could be wrong though). All in all, I risk, in order to test that, to totally foobar my ONLY system. I'd rather have partial functionality than no functionality.
So no I have not tested. This is just closed following defeatism.
If you guarrantee that I don't have to touch the i915 X driver, I'll try it.
(maybe the resolution should be "INSUFFICIENT_HARDWARE"?)
I installed it but bug 514386 prevent me from doing anything: NM does not seem to see it, etc. And the network does not seem to be up. I'll retry when bug 514386 is addressed.
Seeing this on F11 on a Thinkpad t23 with a Cisco AIR-CB21AG-A-K9:
Aug 7 19:19:42 magrathea kernel: ath5k phy0: Atheros AR5213A chip found (MAC: 0x59, PHY: 0x43)
Aug 7 19:19:42 magrathea kernel: ath5k phy0: RF5112B multiband radio found (0x36)
With messages like these:
Aug 7 19:20:14 magrathea kernel: ath5k phy0: noise floor calibration timeout (5520MHz)
Aug 7 19:20:15 magrathea kernel: ath5k phy0: noise floor calibration timeout (5525MHz)
Aug 7 19:20:15 magrathea kernel: ath5k phy0: noise floor calibration timeout (5530MHz)
and the system becomes essentially unusable, using 100% CPU. Xorg display updates about once per second. The card seems to associate, but the system was so unusable that I didn't have a chance to even see if it was passing packets or not.
Andy, that sounds like something completely different -- please open a new bug instead of hijacking this one...thanks!
I need bug 533601 to be resolved first before being able to test this on F12
Seems to work with 220.127.116.11-127.fc12.i686.PAE
bug 533601 is the proof that the kill switch is supported too (but not reported by NM)
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