AR242x on Aspire 7720

it wont to scan networks. I have a installed madwifi-hal- I’ve blacklisted ath5k first time reboot it works but when i try to enable led it stopped work. kay then i reinstalled madwifi but it doesnt work again :confused: The card is detected properly, kernel modules working. here is iwconfig

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wifi0     no wireless extensions.

ath0      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:""  Nickname:""
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power:16 dBm   Sensitivity=1/1
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=0/70  Signal level=-96 dBm  Noise level=-96 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

but iwlist ath0 scan shows me this

ath0      No scan results

can anyone help me to get it work?

PS i’ve tried to search this forum but i didn’t find anything ussual for this situation

Just follow the instructions at wireless problem on hp6449us - openSUSE Forums excepts for the bits referring to ndiswrapper; of course, in YaST you must fill in the correct name for your driver.

I sometimes find that the wrong kernel module is loaded (despite attempts to blacklist). Might be worth a check. Go to config of the net card in Yast and to the Tab labelled “Hardware” and the drop-down list called “Module Name”. Make sure ath_pci is in the frame.