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Old 05-01-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
apcdad
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Atheros AR5BXB63+Acer 5520-5908+Ubuntu8.04=No wifi


I have a new Acer 5520-5908 with a clean install of Ubuntu 8.04. The Atheros AR5BXB63 wireless adapter seems to be identified, but not working.
I have spent several hours searching forums for answers, but none of the posts seem to apply to my computer. I have found many suggestions to try (fill in arcane word the meaning of which could be anything). I was hoping for some assistance in the way of (click here, download this, click there, type the following). I really only use this computer for remote desktop connections, and everything else seems to be working well, so I would hate to go back to windows over this failure. Anybody know how to get wireless working for me?
 
Old 05-01-2008, 07:11 PM   #2
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You don't say what you've tried, but have you looked into the madwifi driver? Have a look at www.madwifi.org. In the wiki, you will find some pretty specific Ubuntu instructions if I recall correctly
 
Old 05-01-2008, 08:55 PM   #3
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I downloaded madwifi and extracted it, but was unable to understand the "instructions " at the website. It really is like trying to read Klingon for me. I thought maybe there would be a driver that we could install.
Please assist.
One of the first instructions is:Open a shell terminal in the MadWifi source directory. How do I do this? I can navigate all over the madwifi directory, but there are no executables and I have no idea of the syntax to get from one directory to the next in a terminal window.
Thank you for your patience.

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