okay.. Filling out some info, and hoping someone comes up with some good ideas.
dmesg | grep ath result:
ath5k_pci 0000:06:00.0: registered as 'phy0'
ath5k phy0: Device not yet supported.
device-mapper: multipath: version 1.0.5 loaded
lsmod | grep ath result:
dm_multipath 18056 0
ath5k 105736 0
mac80211 185184 1 ath5k
cfg80211 24712 2 ath5k,mac80211
dm_mod 48980 9 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
and finally lspci | grep Atheros result:
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
this last one confuses me abit, as the site I bought it from lists the wlan as Atheros AR5007EG WLAN 802.11a/b/g.
Then again, that is possibly me lacking the proper overview of wireless chipset names and such...
Anyway, I'd be gratefull for any tips you can send my way.
P.S. This is as of right now a clean fully updated install. I have tried Madwifi, compat-wireless, iwlwifi and some kernels linked to from the compat-wireless site. figured it was a good idea to clean up my previous attempts before going at it fresh.
Thanks in advance