Friday, December 19, 2008

openSuse 11.1 and ath5k

I've just upgraded to the latest openSuse 11.1. Everything went smooth except for some issues with wireless networking (Atheros wifi card with AR2413 chip) - not really problems of openSuse itself, but it turned out that:
  • madwifi-0.9.4 doesn't compile with kernel-2.6.27 sources provided with openSuse (I haven't tried to google this problem or use madwifi from trunk)
  • standard ath5k driver now works fine with my card (to my surprise) - no need to compile madwifi anymore; however
  • ath5k doesn't seem to support WPA2; I had to switch to WEP for now :(

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