There seems to have been a flurry of updates recently.
Somewhere along the way my wireless broke (I've been plugged in to the local lan so I'm not sure what broke it, but it did work).
My current kernel is 188.8.131.52-134.fc10.i686
output from lspci -nn is
02:00.0 Ethernet controller : Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)
This web page http://home.roadrunner.com/~computer...hwireless.html
discribes the chip as Atheros 5007EG. The kernel defaults to ath5k module.
In dmesg it shows:
ath5k_pci 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
ath5k_pci 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
ath5k_pci 0000:02:00.0: registered as 'phy0'
ath5k phy0: Support for RF2425 is under development.
phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'pid'
ath5k phy0: Atheros AR2425 chip found (MAC: 0xe2, PHY: 0x70)
ath5k phy0: gain calibration timeout (2412MHz)
ath5k phy0: unable to reset hardware: -11
the last two lines repeat.
I did try moving back to the previous kernel /vmlinuz-184.108.40.206-117.fc10.i686, but that didn't help
I get the same info in dmesg
If I run iwlist wlan0 scan it doesn't find any wireless hubs.
I did try madwifi by blacklisting ath5k and running modprobe ath_pci
I ran ifconfig wlan0 up
iwlist wlan0 scan
No hubs were found (not normal for my neighborhood, should find at least 5 besides my own).
ath_pci 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
ath_pci 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
MadWifi: ath_attach: Switching rfkill capability off.
wifi0: Atheros AR2425 chip found (MAC 14.2, PHY SChip 7.0, Radio 10.2)
ath_pci: wifi0: Atheros 5424/2424: mem=0xfdff0000, irq=16
udev: renamed network interface ath0 to wlan0
Note: that was after a reboot.
Can anyone help me troubleshoot this?
Quick note at the top to say powering down the laptop resolved the problem