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    Default wifi not working

    hi,
    on my thinkpad T60 i'm using updated opensuse 11.0 with KDE4.1 from obs-KDE4:factory repos and madwifi driver from madwifi.org. I can't get my wireless card working properly. I was trying several ways but with no luck.

    1)networkmanager - can't manage wireless connections using knetworkmanager - i don't see any networks (there are no scan results), when added essid manually (and other options) knetwrokmanager creates profile but on click nothing happens

    from /var/log/NetworkManager
    <info> ath0: driver does not support SSID scans (scan_capa 0x00).
    <WARN> real_act_stage2_config(): Activation (ath0/wireless): couldn't send wireless configuration to the supplicant.

    2)iwconfig - i'm able to set up connection and succesfully connect but after some time my connection is dropped down. The txpower is automatically falling to 8dBm so i need to manually set up the txpower to 16/17dbm (heh..sometimes works with value 16 else 17).

    some info:
    dmesg | grep ath
    ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
    ath_hal: 0.9.18.0 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
    ath_pci: 0.9.4
    ath_rate_sample: 1.2 (0.9.4)
    martian source 255.255.255.255 from 192.168.1.1, on dev ath0
    martian source 255.255.255.255 from 192.168.1.1, on dev ath0
    SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=ath0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.19 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=64 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=44
    SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=ath0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.19 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=242 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=222
    SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=ath0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.19 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=347 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=327
    SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=ath0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.19 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=347 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=327
    SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=ath0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.19 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=347 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=327
    martian source 255.255.255.255 from 192.168.1.1, on dev ath0
    ...

    lspci -v
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
    Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini Express Adapter (AR5BXB6)
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
    Memory at edf00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [60] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [90] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=1
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
    Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
    Kernel driver in use: ath_pci
    Kernel modules: ath5k, ath_pci

    any ideas?

    thanks

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    Default Re: wifi not working

    hi,
    i have installed openSUSE 11.0 on thinkpad R60 (intel 3945abg - driver iwl3945) with gnome. Wireless with gnome nm-applet was working until a have fully updated my system. After restart i found the same problems as described above... so answer to question 1) the problem is in wpa_supplicant. When i exec " wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iath0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -u" my knetworkmanager is able to scan networks and succesfully connect to any network (works for gnome nm-applet too).

    How can i fix this in some clever way -
    is it problem of dbus (as describes Networkmanager/dbus/wpa_supplicant )?

    still have problem with txpower (for both cards, intel and atheros too, is falling down to 8dbm automatically

    thanks

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