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Atheros AR 5007 EG on openSUSE 11.0

July 14th, 2008 by

openSUSE 11.0 failed detect this hardware and wrong identifying the device as AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter. I usually uses madwifi driver for Atheros chipset instead of ath5k but the standard madwifi driver could not be applied for the device. After Googling for a while, I could make it works with the special AR 5007 EG madwifi driver, http://snapshots.madwifi.org/special/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz.

How to make it works ?

  1. Disable or blacklist ath5k driver by add the blacklist ath5k to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
  2. Open konsole or terminal
  3. Install the driver
  4. su
    zypper in kernel-source make gcc gcc-c++
    wget -c http://snapshots.madwifi.org/special/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz
    tar -zxvf madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz
    cd madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007
    make install
    modprobe ath_pci

After reboot, you should be configure the wifi from YAST | Network Devices | Network Settings