Hi everyone, I'm new in Linux and I post here because I can't configure my wireless connection. I've read many sites about this but with no positive result.
I have a HP dv7-7115nr on a Debian system. I have a wired modem that let me surf the Internet but when I connect to it my Router TP-LINK Wireless Nano in Router mode I can't connect to Internet. I also have Windows 7 installed and I can use both connection with no problem, I mean, the provider's connection and the router work.
On the other hand, when I press my wireless button on Linux is always switched off (an orange point) and it doesn't become blue.
Here there are some commands I've written with each result:
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Device 0032 (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1838
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at f0200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Expansion ROM at f0400000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Capabilities:  MSI: Enable- Count=1/4 Maskable+ 64bit+
Capabilities:  Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities:  Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities:  Virtual Channel
Capabilities:  Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
lsmod | grep ath
ath9k 250056 0
mac80211 137532 1 ath9k
ath 8022 1 ath9k
cfg80211 101656 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
led_class 2433 2 ath9k,hp_accel
dmesg | grep ath
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:2e:5f:78:16:7b
inet addr:126.96.36.199 Bcast:255.255.255.255 Mask:255.255.252.0
inet6 addr: fe80::a2e:5fff:fe78:167b/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:52812 errors:0 dropped:52812 overruns:0 frame:52812
TX packets:11518 errors:0 dropped:12 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:17512449 (16.7 MiB) TX bytes:1639501 (1.5 MiB)
Interrupt:27 Base address:0xc000
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:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:900 (900.0 B) TX bytes:900 (900.0 B)
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
pan0 no wireless extensions.
As you can see, I've found out my wireless card, loaded it (ath9k) and tested if it has been loaded but it doesn't appear as an ath, wlan or something like that.
I hope this information is useful to help me.