Atheros 5007EG with madwifi on i386 platform
For those, who have an Atheros 5007EG chipset and can't get it working with ndiswrapper, I have this guide from polish ubuntuforum. This is the only solution that worked on my computer (Toshiba SAT-A210-128), and my brothers computer.
This guide only works on i386 platforms, so if you're running an x64 linux, then you've to try again with ndiswrapper or wait for a new solution from atheros and madwifi.
1. Open you terminal
2. Get this version of madwifi:
wget -c http://snapshots.madwifi.org/special/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz
3. Untar the downloaded package:
tar xvf madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz
4. Get inside the unpacked directory:
5. If you haven't compiled anything from source before on your linux then you propably need the build essential package:
sudo apt-get update && sudo aptitude install build-essential
6. Now you can build your madwifi and install the modules:
sudo make install
sudo modprobe ath_pci
sudo modprobe wlan_scan_sta
The last 2 commands can cause some complications on some systems. If they do check your System >> Administration >> Restricted Drivers Manager and disable atheros here. Then try again.
7. Now restart your computer and you should be able to see any aviable networks in your Network Manager.
worked like magic. I’m using Acer Aspire 5050, Dual Booting Windows Vista and Ubuntu 7.10.
Worked wonderfully for me too. Tried out dozens of other solutions, before this advice finally helped. Thank you!
Also, I had two iterations with this procedure. One failed, second worked. Since linux is all about feedback, here is how it worked for me.
When I first tried to install madwifi drivers for 5007eg on acer 5520g laptop, it failed because my ath_pci modules were stil up. So, on my second try, i’ve, before everything else mentioned here,
– disabled restricted drivers (I use xubuntu with xfce so it’s Applicatons (menu)->system->restricted drivers)
– rebooted my computer
– opened restricted drivers again, they were turned on, but the green light on the right indicated that the drivers were still in use, so I
– sudo modprobe -r ath_pci -> removed modules
– folowed the procedure mentioned here, that is compiled drivers from source.
– rebooted my computer
– when i ifconfig -a, I see ath0 and wifi0
– also, when I iwlist ath0 scann , i see hotspots around me. I’m guessing thing’s work.
So I’ve decided to share this, b-kz i’ve wasted a day or two on this. World would be more eficient if i were the olny one, and the others fixed this in a couple of easy steps.
So no error occured when I followed this guide, but after I rebooted I still cannot see any networks! These last two commands, are they suppose to out put anything after I enter them? They just skipped down to the next line for me, they did not give any error messages…
I am running Kubuntu 7.10 and using Knetworkmanager.
I knew i shouldn`t have gone for the x64 flavor when i installed the OS (sidux 2007.4.5) on my notebook . The same pesky driver support over and over again . Just about everything works neatly , no wireless though . Anyway , if anyone outhere knows of some wacky workaround to get wifi up and running on a 64bit linux with 5007 , i`m bound to be forever grateful . Heck , i`d be equally grateful if i knew just how long would it take before a solution emerged for that matter . Sigh…
Thank you so much! Worked without a hitch! I have searched for days trying to get my acer 5570z online wirelessly. Now I can finally enjoy my Ubuntu laptop the way it was ment to be- from the easy chair!
Hi, My I have an Acer 4520 and everythin wroks perfect, but the Wireless doesn work, I dont know why :S im so confused, I’ve seeked in every foro, but anyone know what happen…. SO I have an athereos 5007EG, and I’ve installed the driver from windows whith the ndiswrapper and anything has passed, im so confused. please help….
I have Ubuntu for 64 bits
Thank you SO much! I have read other guides advising me to cop out and use ndiswrapper, (which i still couldn’t get to work) This link is the only madwifi code I’ve found a link to that would work on this card (By the way this card is the Atheros ar5007 abg)
I should note that I am using PCLinuxOS 2007, not Ubuntu, but this guide worked perfect. I had to remove the madwifi-kernel and madwifi-dkms package as well as manually deleting the kernel modules generated by dkms
My laptop: LG E500 S.AP52B
I was searching for a solution of this problem since 2 months. It works perfectly.
Thank you very much.
This guide is great but i have a problem how do i set my card in monitor mode???
when i try to do it using iwconfig ath0 mode monitor i get an error message, do u have a solution for this?
And thanks at least i can use my wifi now!
Thanks, worked perfectly 😀
Will this work with an AR5006EG?, i suppose it’ll work but i don’t want to mess up my whole system trying, so if anyone has already tried….