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Old 01-20-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
JJ45410
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Wireless will not work.


Hi, I've currently switched over to Fedora and I've found wireless wont work.
I can't really get my head around it. I know it's installed.

I ran lspci and saw this,

02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

which is good news, but Linux doesn't seem to automatically detect any wireless networks setup. So my question is, what should I do? This is on a laptop and I'd like the ability to be wireless, obviously I'm wired up right now.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 01:44 AM   #2
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i think you should install madwifi driver

3 ways to get wireless working on linux
 
Old 01-21-2011, 01:53 AM   #3
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The drivers for AR9285 are already in kernel. You should make sure that ath9k driver is loaded (it may be the ath5k but you can easily check on that). You'll need network manager packages and possibly wicd installed and you're good to go.
ciao,
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:56 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JJ45410 View Post
Hi, I've currently switched over to Fedora and I've found wireless wont work.
I can't really get my head around it. I know it's installed.

I ran lspci and saw this,

02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

which is good news, but Linux doesn't seem to automatically detect any wireless networks setup. So my question is, what should I do? This is on a laptop and I'd like the ability to be wireless, obviously I'm wired up right now.
Check these links:
http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/
http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/...ess_Networking
http://beginlinux.com/appsm/wireless...wireless-setup
 
Old 01-21-2011, 08:25 AM   #5
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Is NetworkManager running? Does the network manager applet appear in your panel? If NM is running but you don't see the applet, try running the applet program (nm-applet) manually from a terminal window. clicking on the applet should enable you to connect to your wireless network.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 04:35 PM   #6
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please provide the following info:
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lspci # will tell us the pci devices you have in your system.
lsusb # will tell us the usb devices you have in your system.
ifconfig # will tell us what network interface cards you have on your system.
ifconfig -a
iwconfig # will tell us which of your network interface cards has wireless capability 

sudo iwlist <network-card> scan # this will use the <network-card> interface (that from the iwconfig command above) and scan for wireless routers that are accessible.
sudo iwconfig <network-card> essid <your-router-name> # assuming no security (the access point names will be provided by the previous iwlist command).
sudo dhclient # will attempt to get ip-address, subnet mask, dns server information automatically from your router assuming dhcp is turned on on your router.
 
  


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