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Old 10-19-2007, 12:34 PM   #1
rvandam
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Using the Atheros wireless driver


I just installed Ubuntu 7.10. It all works fine, and this version actually recognizes my wireless card, an Atheros built-in card on my Acer laptop:

(lspci)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

After the install, Ubuntu popped up a message regarding 'Restricted Drivers'. The Restricted Drivers Manager shows the Atheros driver (HAL) as being present and enabled.

However, no wireless card/interface is present when I view the Network settings in the GUI. Also, iwconfig shows 'No wireles extensions'

I'm fairly new to all this stuff (in Linux that is). What is my next step in using this driver to set up a wireless connection?

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 10-30-2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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I was looking at this today, since I want to use Wireless in a Laptop with this card too, and came around this site...

http://http://nosrednaekim.wordpress...r-aspire-5050/

It might help you... Essentially it seems that you need to install a Kernel Module and the NDISwrapper package.

Good luck
 
Old 10-30-2007, 07:49 PM   #3
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have you tried to bring the card on line with iwconfig Check dmesg to see what the interface it gave the card. http://www.linuxcommand.org/man_pages/iwconfig8.html

If that fails i would try the madwifi drivers that is what i use never had a problem.
http://madwifi.org/
 
Old 12-24-2007, 02:53 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by rvandam View Post
I just installed Ubuntu 7.10. It all works fine, and this version actually recognizes my wireless card, an Atheros built-in card on my Acer laptop:

(lspci)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

After the install, Ubuntu popped up a message regarding 'Restricted Drivers'. The Restricted Drivers Manager shows the Atheros driver (HAL) as being present and enabled.

However, no wireless card/interface is present when I view the Network settings in the GUI. Also, iwconfig shows 'No wireles extensions'

I'm fairly new to all this stuff (in Linux that is). What is my next step in using this driver to set up a wireless connection?

Thanks for your help.
Yes i have a similar problem. I installed ubuntu 7.10 on my Sony Vaio, but it also has a built-in Atheros card.

When i enter (lspci) into terminal i get:

06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

for my wireless card. the pci-id is:

168c:001c (rev 01)

does anyone know how i can get my wireless device to start working again? I am a noob and have no clue how to even start. Please any help would be greatly appreaciated.
 
Old 12-25-2007, 12:04 AM   #5
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There is a chance you really have a 5007EG that is misidentified as a 5006EG, which is not supported unless you are running the SVN version of Madwifi with a patch. Not saying this is definitely your issue, but I ran into this, and other people have too.

My lspci output:
Code:
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
It doesn't work with any Madwifi release, so I am using ndiswrapper with an 32-bit XP driver from http://www.atheros.cz
 
Old 12-26-2007, 05:27 PM   #6
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There is a chance you really have a 5007EG that is misidentified as a 5006EG, which is not supported unless you are running the SVN version of Madwifi with a patch. Not saying this is definitely your issue, but I ran into this, and other people have too.

My lspci output:
Code:
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
It doesn't work with any Madwifi release, so I am using ndiswrapper with an 32-bit XP driver from http://www.atheros.cz
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
okay, but if i use ndiswrapper instead should i use the xp/vista driver? also what bit driver should i use?

I have Windows Vista Home Premium.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 05:34 PM   #7
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I am using the 32-bit XP driver on my 32-bit Linux install.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 05:42 PM   #8
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I am using the 32-bit XP driver on my 32-bit Linux install.
i tried installing the drivers for AR5006EG & AR 5007EG through ndgtisk in system/admin; and it says the the hardware is present.

in terminal i type in ifconfig:
Quote:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1A:80:203:84
inet addr:10.110.0.136 Bcast:10.110.1.255 Mask:255.255.254.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21a:80ff:fe20:d384/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:17381 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:12678 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:21161743 (20.1 MB) TX bytes:1690971 (1.6 MB)
Interrupt:17

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

for iwconfig:

Quote:
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.
can u please suggest any other ideas? i really do not know how to use madwifi. i downloaded the latest thing but i dont know anything after that! please help. im a noob
 
Old 12-26-2007, 06:10 PM   #9
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Did you load the ndiswrapper module with "modprobe ndiswrapper"?
 
Old 12-26-2007, 10:50 PM   #10
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Did you load the ndiswrapper module with "modprobe ndiswrapper"?
yes, i already have ndiswrapper installed. should i use ndiswrapper or madwifi?
 
Old 12-26-2007, 11:55 PM   #11
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That depends on if you really have a 5006EG or a 5007EG, the 5006EG works with madwfi, the 5007EG doesn't.
 
Old 12-27-2007, 12:15 AM   #12
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That depends on if you really have a 5006EG or a 5007EG, the 5006EG works with madwfi, the 5007EG doesn't.
im thinking that i probably have a 5007 EG b/c in restricted drivers it says: ath_hal
 
Old 12-27-2007, 11:34 AM   #13
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Guide me?

can you guide me through installing the 32 xp driver?
 
Old 12-27-2007, 11:39 AM   #14
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Assuming ndiswrapper is already installed.

1) Download an extract the driver.
2) cd into dirctory.
3) ndiswrapper -i net5416.inf
3) ndiswrapper -l (to be sure the hardware is seen)
4) modprobe ndiswrapper
 
Old 12-27-2007, 04:37 PM   #15
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Assuming ndiswrapper is already installed.

1) Download an extract the driver.
2) cd into dirctory.
3) ndiswrapper -i net5416.inf
3) ndiswrapper -l (to be sure the hardware is seen)
4) modprobe ndiswrapper
Is this done as root?

also what is the directory i put it in?
 
  


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