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Re: madwifi, F9, atheros 5413 cards



Thanks Martin for your reply.

I tried the recent madwifi-hal but still the same problem. I think the problem is somewhere else because in dmesg it can be seen that ath_pci finds correct chipset and loads properly. There are no error there.

I added a vista laptop (intel wireless card) to the adhoc network and ran wireshark on it. When I ping the laptop from F9 machine, I can see that ARP arrives at laptop and laptop replies it with its MAC. But then that reply is never accepted by F9 machines. Its like, it drops those packets somehow and Rx packets in ifconfig ath0 remains 0 (there are many Tx packets though).

Is there some preset security in F9 blocking this? It says an unsecured network in Vista laptop. What else it can be because same think on Ubuntu runs just fine..

Any pointers??

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 5:47 AM, Martín Marqués <martin marques gmail com> wrote:
I have an AR242x. Livna madwifi didn't work at all.

Solution: Download madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r3861-20080903, compile and install.

2008/10/27 PH mooraa <phmooraa gmail com>:
> If someone can please help. same cards AR5413 (ar5006x) work with
> madwifi-0.9.4 on ubuntu but does not work on Fedora. I tried upgrading
> kernel too but still no luck.
>
> ath5k which comes built in in F9 works with this card. Initially some howto
> mentioned to blacklist this module before loading madwifi's ath_pci. Isn't
> ath5k still in starting phase? Has someone tried to use it with ar5413
> (ar5006x) cards?
>
> thanks,
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 2:14 PM, PH mooraa <phmooraa gmail com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> --
>> reposting the question on this forum because I think the problem is with
>> Fedora not madwifi
>> --
>>
>> I am trying to use Adhoc mode with AR5413 card (5006 chipset) with
>> following -
>>
>> #uname -a
>> Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 #1 SMP Thu May 1 06:28:41
>> EDT 2008 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
>>
>> There are 2 machines running F9/madwifi and having same cards in adhoc
>> mode. (livna - madwifi-0.9.4-1.lvn9.i386, kmod-madwifi-0.9.4-31.lvn9.i686,
>> kmod-madwifi-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686-0.9.4-31.lvn9.i686,
>> madwifi-devel-0.9.4-1.lvn9.i386)
>>
>> In adhoc mode, they associate with each other (same cell ID) but are not
>> able to further communicate. ath0 interface created on top of wifi0 does not
>> receive any packets but wifi0 do receive. I am not able to ping one from
>> another. routes are set.
>>
>> #iwconfig
>> ath0      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"wmnad"  Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
>>           Mode:Ad-Hoc  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Cell: 02:02:6F:51:77:3A
>>           Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power:15 dBm   Sensitivity=1/1
>>           Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>>           Encryption key:off
>>           Power Management:off
>>           Link Quality=46/70  Signal level=-41 dBm  Noise level=-87 dBm
>>           Rx invalid nwid:7069  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
>>
>> #ifconfig
>> ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:02:6F:51:77:3A
>>           inet addr:11.11.11.1  Bcast:11.11.11.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
>>           inet6 addr: fe80::202:6fff:fe51:773a/64 Scope:Link
>>           UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>>           TX packets:527 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
>>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:23013 (22.4 KiB)
>>
>> wifi0     Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr
>> 00-02-6F-51-77-3A-F4-AF-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
>>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>>           RX packets:233405 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:41464
>>           TX packets:18774 errors:25 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
>>           RX bytes:33609299 (32.0 MiB)  TX bytes:1602695 (1.5 MiB)
>>
>> On both machines ath0 RX packets remains 0 and I don't know why is this
>> happening!!! Can someone please help..
>>
>> I think that there no problems with ath_pci loading as can be seen -
>>
>> #dmesg
>> ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
>> ath_hal: 0.9.18.0 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
>> ..
>> wlan: 0.9.4
>> ath_pci: 0.9.4
>> ..
>> ath_rate_sample: 1.2 (0.9.4)
>> wifi0: 11a rates: 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
>> wifi0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
>> wifi0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps
>> 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
>> wifi0: H/W encryption support: WEP AES AES_CCM TKIP
>> wifi0: mac 10.4 phy 6.1 radio 6.3
>> wifi0: Use hw queue 1 for WME_AC_BE traffic
>> wifi0: Use hw queue 0 for WME_AC_BK traffic
>> wifi0: Use hw queue 2 for WME_AC_VI traffic
>> wifi0: Use hw queue 3 for WME_AC_VO traffic
>> wifi0: Use hw queue 8 for CAB traffic
>> wifi0: Use hw queue 9 for beacons
>> wifi0: Atheros 5212: mem=0xfdef0000, irq=18
>> ..
>> ath0: no IPv6 routers present
>> ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): ath0: link is not ready
>> ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): ath0: link becomes ready
>> ath0: no IPv6 routers present
>> ath0: no IPv6 routers present
>>
>> My configuration file for interface is like -
>>
>> #cat ifcfg-ath0
>> # Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
>> # for the documentation of these parameters.
>> TYPE=Wireless
>> DEVICE=ath0
>> HWADDR=00:02:6f:51:77:3a
>> BOOTPROTO=none
>> NETMASK=255.255.255.0
>> DHCP_HOSTNAME=
>> IPADDR=11.11.11.1
>> DOMAIN=
>> > >> USERCTL=no
>> PEERDNS=yes
>> IPV6INIT=no
>> ESSID=cwmnad
>> CHANNEL=1
>> MODE=Ad-Hoc
>> RATE=auto
>> ENCRYPTION=off
>> SECURITYMODE=off
>> IWPRIV="authmode 1"
>>
>> In last 3 lines, I overdid security because initially I thought the
>> problem is due to authentication. I don't want any security at this point.
>>
>> [ Other tests -
>> - the same card works in managed mode and connects to my building's WLAN
>> AP. This makes me wonder more what I doing wrong.
>> - same cards with madwifi 0.9.4 works on Ubuntu in ad-hoc mode which shows
>> that something in Fodora is going wrong. I really like F9 and really don't
>> want to switch to ubuntu. ]
>>
>>
>> Any help is really appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> phm
>
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