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Old 04-24-2008, 09:13 PM   #1
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Unhappy Atheros Wireless card won't work on Acer Aspire 4520, Ubuntu Gutsy


Guys,
I've installed madwifi and linux-restricted-modules on my laptop with Ubuntu Gutsy running on it. With lspci I know that the driver was installed correctly. But, don't show up when I do 'ifconfig' and 'iwconfig'. and through GUI at network manager the wireless doesn't show up either.
I have no idea what else to do.
would you mind helping me?
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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Which Atheros card is it? Post the output of lspci -nn
 
Old 04-24-2008, 09:59 PM   #3
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Which Atheros card is it? Post the output of lspci -nn
It is Atheros AR5006EG
 
Old 04-24-2008, 10:02 PM   #4
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Which Atheros card is it? Post the output of lspci -nn
sorry,
Here is the complete output.

07:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)
 
Old 04-24-2008, 10:19 PM   #5
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Just as I suspected, an AR5007EG*, I have the same card, it isn't supported by the normal madwifi builds at the moment. There is experimental support in the developmental versions, but I didn't have any luck with it. I had good luck with ndiswrapper and the Windows XP driver found here: http://www.atheros.cz/


*It doesn't identify properly, the [168c:001c] tells me what it really is.
 
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Just as I suspected, an AR5007EG*, I have the same card, it isn't supported by the normal madwifi builds at the moment. There is experimental support in the developmental versions, but I didn't have any luck with it. I had good luck with ndiswrapper and the Windows XP driver found here: http://www.atheros.cz/


*It doesn't identify properly, the [168c:001c] tells me what it really is.
Can ndiswrapper and madwifi works together? I mean, I install both of them?
 
Old 04-24-2008, 11:24 PM   #7
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They can be installed together, but the modules can't be loaded at the same time. You might have to blacklist the madwifi driver to be able to use ndiswrapper if you have both installed. The best thing would be to remove madwifi because the build that ships with Ubuntu doesn't work.
 
Old 04-24-2008, 11:47 PM   #8
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They can be installed together, but the modules can't be loaded at the same time. You might have to blacklist the madwifi driver to be able to use ndiswrapper if you have both installed. The best thing would be to remove madwifi because the build that ships with Ubuntu doesn't work.
ok thans man,
I'll try to have it work with ndiswrapper. I'll let you know when i found difficulties on ndiswrapper.
 
Old 04-27-2008, 10:15 PM   #9
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hi elliot,
thanx. It works very well with ndiswrapper.
 
  


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