Atheros AR242x Wireless Card won't find any network on Debian Lenny
I am not a complete newbie but stuck with installing my wireless card...
I have downloaded and install some drivers and here are the information I got after:
Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (Rev 01)
wlan0 Link encap:ETHERNET hwdaddr: 00:22:68:92:6b:4b
up broadcast multicasst mtu:1500 metric:1
(then all the fields to 0)
wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"" mode:managed firstname.lastname@example.org access point: not associatied
(and a bunch of information to 0 or uninteresting I guess)
I have never used the wifi on linux so I am not even sure that I have understood how to connect to a wifi network ... but I have installed something called wifi-radar and it does not detect anything!
I also have tried to install madwifi to make it work but after 10 different tutorial I GAVE UP... nothing ever works, and the official website does not even work...
I would appreciate any help!
ps: I forgot to mention that I am on a Acer Aspire One, here is the main tutorial I have followed http://wiki.debian.org/DebianAcerOne...non-freedriver
A Little More Information
What wifi client are you using?
What Desktop Environment, or Window Manager are you using?
Try network manager, it works well, however, cannot recall seeing it in the debian repo. At times I had huge issues connecting to networks when encryption was used and/or ssid was hidden, disabling authentication and making it visible, then connecting and reinstating the authentication and hidden ssid did the trick. However, have not seen that happen on newer systems often. Another client you may try for debian is wicd I think it was called.
sorry I lost my post ... could not find this forum again ahah
I use wicd on my Slack box no problems.
If you are using GNOME Network Manager is packaged with GNOME, and was happy with its functionality.
Since we have the ability to turn our wireless cards off, this can sometimes cause some issues where it will stay turned off even when you try to turn it on manually. This should fix all that...
thanks a lot, but it still not working, I m giving up and coming back to windows...
Device interfacing is a module issue. Modules can either be built into your kernel or loadable kernel modules: the modprobe() command.
So you have some options:
You could try to configure your own kernel with the proper support for your devices...
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=1&chap=7 (configure tutorial)
http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Acer_...ess_Ethernet:: further breaks down your own specific AcerAO needs as per the configuration
You could try another distro.
Slackware's hugesmp.s kernel allowed all of my AcerAO devices to function.
Or you could just make a UBS'DVD'CD'LiveBoot of Slack's distro. Then at the boot prompt use the Slack kernel, but the Debian harddrive.
As for the madwifi, it seems your card is compatible:
The madwifi project links to this how-to:
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