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Old 11-03-2008, 11:14 AM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dordor09 View Post
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05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
This is your wireless card. If you do a search for "Linux" plus this card,you will find, I believe, that you need the madwifi package. I'd think this would come with Ubuntu by default, but maybe not.

If you know how to check for status of a package, see if it is installed. If not, you can download and install using aptitude or apt-get. Google is your friend.

Check the madwifi website for details on how to install.
 
Old 11-03-2008, 11:20 AM   #17
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From your post at #10:
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05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
So your wireless is an Atheros AR242x
You will need to use ndiswrapper and the 32-bit windows driver
See here: http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/Comp...therosAR5007EG
or do a search of LQ
 
Old 11-03-2008, 11:40 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by webquinty View Post
I am not a expert about UBUNTU, but I can tell you some steps to startup your card:

1.- go to menu, SYSTEM-> ADMINISTRATION -> DRIVERS HARDWARE or something like this.
Check if there is some driver for your card, disable it and restart.

2.- SYSTEM -> ADMINISTRATION -> SYNAPTIC or something like this and install this packet: linux-backports-modules-intrepid-generic.
Restart PC.

After restart, check if wireless card is OK.

Best regards
Ok thanks for all the help but how do I find my network like in windows where it shows you all the networks in range the help on ubuntu says to go to system administration network but i don't have that the only thing i have there is network tools.
 
Old 11-04-2008, 10:22 AM   #19
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Not sure, but maybe this one ...
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05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
Try to type "lspci | grep Wireless" or "lspci | grep wlan"
also "dmesg | grep Wireless" ...

If you wlan card is an Atheros, you should try mad-wifi ... had a better compatibility with Atheros cards than Ndiswrapper.
 
Old 11-04-2008, 10:59 AM   #20
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Hello dordor09,

I said you yestarday that you need to load driver for your card.
As say Kaamos, you can try with mad-wifi, I think is the best option.

Best regards.
 
Old 11-04-2008, 12:10 PM   #21
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go here, go to last post

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=902860
 
Old 11-04-2008, 12:19 PM   #22
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Code:
iwlist wlan0 scan
Will Scan for available WAP's
 
Old 02-03-2009, 09:27 AM   #23
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Ath242x and madwifi

I just recently purchased a new laptop for school. Nothing wrong with the old one other than it was just alittle slow.
here is the lspci for network
lspci output:
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

lshw output:
*-network
description: Wireless Interface
product: AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
logical name: wmaster1
version: 01
serial: 00:23:4d:2b:64:ad
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath5k ip=10.12.67.75 latency=0 module=ath5k multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

ifconfig output:
wlan3 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:23:4d:2b:64:ad
inet addr:10.12.67.75 Bcast:10.12.67.255 Mask:255.255.254.0
inet6 addr: fe80::223:4dff:fe2b:64ad/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3855 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3743 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3871632 (3.8 MB) TX bytes:680583 (680.5 KB)

the only way I can get my network to work is by plugging in a Belkin USB wireless G nic before I boot then my internal atheros card begins to work. I can remove the Belkin device after boot up and the atheros continues to work. Now if i plug in the Belkin device after boot up nothing happens and no joy for me.

Im at a total loss for what to do other than continue how Im going.

Now tot he madwifi part. I have tried madwifi without any success. I bought this computer for its compatibility with linux or so I thought.
I have heard about the ndiswrapper solution but would prefer to use native drivers.

How is the compatibility with ndiswrapper and is that my only route to go for complete functionality?
-OR-
Please suggest a better way to get my atheros 5k device working properly.

Many thanks to the gurus here.
Snarkster
 
Old 02-03-2009, 01:32 PM   #24
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your laptop has the atheros AR242x chipset...heres something to help
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-get...epid-ibex.html

Last edited by stratotak; 02-03-2009 at 01:35 PM.
 
  


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