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Bug#485034: linux-image-2.6.25-2-686: ath5k associates but no network

On Sat, 07 Jun 2008, Bill Wohler wrote:

> Package: linux-image-2.6.25-2-686
> Version: 2.6.25-4
> Severity: normal
> I just installed linux-image-2.6.25-2-686 to try and take advantage of
> the new ath5k driver. My /etc/network/interfaces file says:
>     auto ath0
>     iface ath0 inet static
> 	    wireless_essid <ESSID>
> 	    wireless_key <KEY>
> 	    address <ADDRESS>
> 	    netmask <MASK>
> 	    gateway <GW>
> When I say "ifup ath0", iwconfig reveals that ath0 is associated to my
> AP, ifconfig looks right (as it should with a static config). dmesg
> looks great too:
>     ath5k_pci 0000:02:02.0: registered as 'phy0'
>     phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'pid'
>     ath5k phy0: Atheros AR5211 chip found (MAC: 0x42, PHY: 0x30)
>     ath5k phy0: RF5111 5GHz radio found (0x17)
>     ath5k phy0: RF2111 2GHz radio found (0x23)
>     udev: renamed network interface wlan0 to ath0
>     ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): ath0: link is not ready
>     ath0: Initial auth_alg=0
>     ath0: authenticate with AP 02:1e:58:07:5d:f2
>     ath0: RX authentication from 02:1e:58:07:5d:f2 (alg=0 transaction=2 status=0)
>     ath0: authenticated
>     ath0: associate with AP 02:1e:58:07:5d:f2
>     ath0: RX AssocResp from 02:1e:58:07:5d:f2 (capab=0x11 status=0 aid=2)
>     ath0: associated
>     ath0: switched to short barker preamble (BSSID=02:1e:58:07:5d:f2)
>     ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): ath0: link becomes ready
>     ath0: CTS protection enabled (BSSID=02:1e:58:07:5d:f2)
>     ath0: switched to long barker preamble (BSSID=02:1e:58:07:5d:f2)
>     ath0: no IPv6 routers present
> However, I can't ping my access point.
> At this point I'm not sure if the source of this problem is a bug, an
> immature driver, or a lack of magic dust in my /etc/network/interfaces
> file. Please advise.
> $ lspci -nn |grep Ath
> 02:02.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5211 802.11ab NIC [168c:0012] (rev 01)
> $ sudo lspci -v|less
> 02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5211 802.11ab NIC (rev 01)
>         Subsystem: Phillips Components Device 8310
>         Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 11
>         Memory at c0210000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
>         Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
>         Kernel driver in use: ath_pci
>         Kernel modules: ath5k, ath_pci

can you please try out 2.6.26-rc8, see trunk apt lines

it should have newer ath5k driver.
also trying an dhcp setup would be cool.



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