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10-19-06, 01:59 PM #1
Atheros AR5005G Wireless Problems
I just bought a brand new Toshiba Tecra Celeron M notebook from newegg.com. It has a Atheros AR5005G Wireless mini-pci card in it. For some reason it does not want to aquire an IP address. I can connect to my AP with 128Bit WEP and I have full signal strenth, but no IP address gets assigned and then fails with a message of "limited or no conductivity". For ha ha's, I installed a netgear PC card just to verify it was not the notebook having problems, and it worked fine. I fully uninstalled the driver, rebooted, re-installed and the problem still exists. Any help on this matter would be great.
10-19-06, 03:14 PM #2
When I disable WEP on the Access Point, the notebook can aquire and IP address with no issues.
So I guess there is a incompatability issue with Atheros & linksys when doing WEP.
10-20-06, 09:57 AM #3
Try the WildPackets Atheros Wireless Driver v4.2.
The Atheros AR5005G is a good card. Up your encryption security to wpa or wpa2. You can get into wep 64bit/128bit networks in 15 minutes if there is plenty of traffic.
10-24-06, 05:30 PM #4Originally Posted by Newman_SCO
That fails to work too. Well, the driver does not load, I should say..
10-25-06, 12:26 AM #5
What Linksys AP?
As Newman mentioned WEP is pointless - just google "wep crack"
Update the Linksys firmware, and use WPA2 - Personal.
You'll need this MS Update (you should probably get it regardless): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917021♫♪ ☺ ♫♪
10-25-06, 08:50 AM #6Originally Posted by JCLW
I have a WAP55AG AP. But when I go to linksys there are two version types. How do I know what I have?
I currently have firmware version 1.1.
Edit: I figured it out. I used Pre-shard key and all worked. I guess WEP does not work with older cards with SP2
Thanks for the help!
Last edited by Joeteck; 10-25-06 at 09:31 AM.