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    Default Atheros AR928X missing WEP network

    i just replaced my broadcomm internal wifi card for an Atheros AR928x , but there are a few issues.

    1) It doesnt display WEP networks, only WPA/WPA2 , is there a patch or something i have missed if so how do i install it?

    2) There are less networks displayed, so the range is less than my other card.

    I'm happy to provide more info if needed

    iwconfig diplays

    Code:
    root@bt:~# iwconfig
    wlan2     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"MY BROADBAND "  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.442 GHz  Access Point: 11:22:33:44:55:66   
              Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:on
              Link Quality=70/70  Signal level=-35 dBm  
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:846  Invalid misc:860   Missed beacon:0
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    root@bt:~#
    dmesg | grep -e ath -e wlan

    Code:
    root@bt:~# dmesg | grep -e ath -e wlan
    [   12.014654] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    [   12.014670] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [   12.449616] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x65
    [   12.449619] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a direct regpair map
    [   12.449622] ath: Country alpha2 being used: 00
    [   12.449624] ath: Regpair used: 0x65
    [   12.493465] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'ath9k_rate_control'
    [   12.494047] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0
    root@bt:~#
    lspci | grep 928

    Code:
    02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
    root@bt:~#
    Please can someone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Atheros AR928X missing WEP network

    i have found out since this post got approved a reported bug

    Bug #580

    Says the kernel needs to be upgraded, to 3.2.6-1 , i dont have a clue how to do this...
    All the documents i have read are not easy to follow.

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    Default Re: Atheros AR928X missing WEP network

    google has not helped? anyone done this?

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    Default Re: Atheros AR928X missing WEP network

    Ive decided to use RC1 with RC2 tools. With the kernel in RC1 the drivers still work.
    Last edited by melissabubble; 04-25-2012 at 07:20 AM.

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    Default Re: Atheros AR928X missing WEP network

    and did it work? Because i thought about that and tried it from a live CD and it still didnt work.
    Tried updating the kernal to the newest ( i know this isnt reccomended ) out of despiration but alas also didnt help.

    The situation im in is i have a Broadcomm using brcmsmac that pickups up all networks from quite far away, im surprised how far, but doesnt support injection apparently even tho it passes the injection test.
    And i have this atheros using ath9k that doesnt shop up any WEP networks at all and only shows networks that have a really strong signal. Would be nice if i could get one of these working, shame the card from my old laptop is a different size

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    Default Re: Atheros AR928X missing WEP network

    i took the wireless card back out and reseated it, made sure ariel cables were properly on, could have been a loose cable as i can now seen and inject to WEP

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    Default Re: Atheros AR928X missing WEP network

    you can see the network and inject packets but you won't be able to connect to WEP. you will get error ''unable to obtain ip address''.

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    Default Re: Atheros AR928X missing WEP network

    Quote Originally Posted by melissabubble View Post
    you can see the network and inject packets but you won't be able to connect to WEP. you will get error ''unable to obtain ip address''.

    Indeed, this is true

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    Default Re: Atheros AR928X missing WEP network

    Here is the link to upgrade to kernel 3.2.6, I have already updated it, I have a HDD install and it worked as to "upgrading kernel", and now I have the 3.2.6 kernel...

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/backt...acktrack-5-r2/

    Hope it helps...Try it and perhaps in the new kernel , some bugs were fixed.

    Read it and upgrade, it is very simple, no hassles at all.

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    Default Re: Atheros AR928X missing WEP network

    does this kernel upgrade mean drivers then have to be patched ?

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