After an upgrade to 22.214.171.124-78.2.56.fc9.i686 in March, my Atheros wireless stopped working. (It had previously run without a hitch for 9 months). Anyway, I finally got around to working on it today and using the "WiFi misery" thread managed to consistently get it to start manually via these steps:
- ifconfig wlan0 up
- iwconfig wlan0 essid netname key xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- click on "activate" in network device control (gives error msg, but works)
During boot-up, I get "Invalid argument" errors for "SET MODE", "SET BIT RATE", and "SET ENCODE".
Currently NetworkManager service is disabled, but when enabled doesn't seem to change any of the above.
I'd like to get back to automatically coming up wireless, if possible.
Thanks to Library Eye and especially Scottro for working through much of this earlier.