[driverloader] problems with driverloader on FC3 / Atheros chipset

A.Lizard alizard at ecis.com
Tue Jul 11 05:30:29 EDT 2006

thanks for the hopefully forthcoming help... info below. dldrconfig --dump 
output is available.


The workstation transceiver is an Airlink AWLL4030 USB dongle using a 
ar5523 chipset using the bare Windows driver available for that unit at the 
Airlink site. The router is an Airlink AR420.

Here are the symptoms I've noticed in this session:

After boot:
Eth1 (wireless channel) didn't come up.

No devices found in Linuxant webconfigurator

tried unplug-replug USB xcver. No apparent result.


"All devices are licensed and configured.

To change license information or to modify advanced settings,
click on [Settings] next to the device.

To add a new driver or update an existing one, click on [Upload
Windows Driver].

(entered ifconfig and came up immediately)
[root at terrarium ~]# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:00:C5:B3:CA:9E
           inet addr:  Bcast:  M
           inet6 addr: fe80::200:c5ff:feb3:ca9e/64 Scope:Lin
           RX packets:51 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame
           TX packets:69 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carri
           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
           RX bytes:8280 (8.0 KiB)  TX bytes:8036 (7.8 KiB)
           Interrupt:11 Base address:0xd000

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0E:2E:88:11:9F
           inet6 addr: fe80::20e:2eff:fe88:119f/64 Scope:Link
           UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:
           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrie
           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
           RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
           inet addr:  Mask:
           inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
           RX packets:16539 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
           TX packets:16539 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
           RX bytes:22588049 (21.5 MiB)  TX bytes:22588049 (
                            21.5 MiB)

[root at terrarium ~]# ps -A

note - I disabled firewall on router

[root at terrarium ~]# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"fnord"
           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point:
           Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
           Encryption key:off
           Power Management:off
           Link Quality=94/94  Signal level=-31 dBm  Noise
level=-154 dBm
           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

Hit save on opening router page without making changes on working
link. Router is configured to accept remote management.

link appears open, but interface eth1 (wireless) suddenly went
down - Intreface wifi says "no networks found"

Determining IP information for eth1...PING
( from eth1: 56(84) bytes of data.

--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss,
time 2021ms
, pipe 4

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