[NBLUG/talk] Wifi Doesn't Work
todd at aristesoftware.com
Sun Jan 28 21:10:48 PST 2007
This will not be of help; only consolation! I have a Orinoco card with
the Atheros chipset and I have just about followed the same processes
you have with the same result. Needless to say, I am watching/waiting
for the silver bullet.
> OK, so here's the breakdown. I've been putting this off, but I think it's time
> to figure it out.
> I have a Lenovo T60 laptop with an Atheros wifi chipset. For some reason, the
> wifi doesn't work. It is able to scan and discover all the available access
> points, but when I try to connect to one, it continues to say "Access Point:
> Not-Associated". Then, when I try "dhclient" to get an IP, it never receives
> a request. I do this in the same room with other people who are able to
> connect to the router, so the problem is obviously on my end.
> I'm using madwifi drivers for the chip. I have used iwconfig, wlassistant, and
> knetworkmanager to no avail. I have Fedora Core 6 installed, and it doesn't
> get the job done. I tried a Kubuntu Edgy live CD, and that doesn't work
> either. I then tried Ubuntu Edgy, and Gnome doesn't even recognize the wifi
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