I have recently installed the latest stable version of Debain (Lenny) to my Acer Aspire One Notebook computer with an ath5k chipset. It's my first time putting Linux on a device, and i am having trouble with the wireless connections. i followed some adivice i read in forums using :
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwlist wlan0 scan
with iwconfig it says in the response:
Access Point: Not-Associated
and with iwlist, the scan of wlan0 says - No scan results.
I read something in this site about the wireless card needing extra attention cuz the AR5007 chipset wont work with the drivers in the kernel packages earlier than 2.6.28, and mine is 2.6.26.
So it says I can back-port the latest mac80211 drivers, which I don't know what back-port means yet but I can google that to figure out. But my question is this:
When I use the lsmod command, I see that the drivers ath5k and cfg80211 work with mac80211, so I was wondering if they needed to be "back-ported" as well? And if that is likely what is going to solve problem of my wlan0 supposedly being configured and turned on, but not seeing any APs in the scan?
Plus - my wireless LED does not come on at any point.
Any insight, or pointing me in the right direction would be great.