Wireless not working

I did all the steps in the sticky’s, but nothing works. So here are some outputs:


IEE 802.11bg ESSID:**
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 Ghz Access Point: Not-Associated


Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:7D:26:B0:25
but no line with inet addr

iwlist scan:

wlan0 No scan results

dmesg | grep -i firmware gives no output

dmesg | grep -i wlan0 gives few times this line:

ADDRCON(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready

In hardware information the device shows up correctly. There is deffinatly a signal here, since I’m using another wireless connection right next to the failing one to write this.

I really could use some help.

some extra info from lspci -v

06:00:00 Ethernet Controller Communiations Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
Sybsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Device 0423
Flags: bus master. fast devsel. latency 0. IRQ 18

Kernel driver in use: ath5k_pci
Kernel modules: yenta_socket

You need to blacklist ath5k, and install MadWiFi. Please find my 3-page post about “atheros”.

Got it working now. Did some major googling on the network card, and found the solution

Well, it is always good to post your solution here.

as you said, I installed madwifi and then just added blacklist ath5k to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist