iwconfig gives ath0: no such device
josh at offthehill.org
Tue Aug 15 10:16:18 EDT 2006
I was just looking at the MadWifi compatibility list, and according
to that page the WG511T are Atheros. Netgear seems to have a habit of
changing chipsets without changing model #'s though, so perhaps there
is a new revision that isn't Atheros.
If you have a wlan0 but no ath0, you need to create one (excerpt from
Creating an Interface
MADWiFi supports virtual access points, which means you can create
more than one wireless device per wireless card. By default, a sta
mode VAP is created by, which is MadWifi talk for a 'managed mode
If your svn snapshot is more recent than the 23rd January 2006,
(r1407) than you can skip the following step:
If not, then follow these instructions to make a normal station mode
interface. Type (as root):
wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode sta
Now, if you type iwconfig, you should see a list like the following:
eth0 no wireless extensions.
lo no wireless extensions.
wifi0 no wireless extensions.
ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point:
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=0/94 Signal level=-95 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
On Aug 15, 2006, at 9:58 AM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> It may also show up as WLAN0. That is why I suggested using the
> with no arguments.
> On Tuesday 15 August 2006 9:34 am, Sarah McGlinchey wrote:
>> ath0 is usually used for atheros cards with the mad-wifi driver.
>> likely the Netgear shows up as an additional ethX device. Running
>> iwconfig without arguments as suggested should show what the wireless
>> device is named.
>> On 8/15/06, Jerry Feldman <gaf at blu.org> wrote:
>>> On Tue, 15 Aug 2006 05:09:37 -0400 (EDT)
>>> "Ken Gosier" <ken at kg293.net> wrote:
>>>> Hi, is there anything I can do if iwconfig gives back 'ath0: no
>>>> device'? I've configured my wireless card (Netgear WG511T) through
>>> what happens if you simply type 'iwconfig' with no parameters.
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