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Old 01-12-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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Installing wireless drivers with Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter


I have recently installed Linux Mint 10 on my laptop. When I look at the Device Manager in Windows 7, it says I have an Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter. Right now, I am unable to connect to wifi with Linux. What drivers am I able to install, and how would I install them?
Old 01-12-2011, 12:44 PM   #2
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You should try first ath5k and ath9k. If none work, try madwifi and if it doesn't work. Try ndiswrapper using the winxp drivers for your card (google "Atheros AR9285 winxp driver").
Old 01-12-2011, 12:47 PM   #3
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strange. i thought that atheros wouldn't need any driver to install on ubuntu&mint. what is your output of iwconfig?

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Old 01-16-2011, 10:51 AM   #4
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I have managed to install the ath9k driver. However, when I click the connection icon on the bottom bar, my wifi network doesn't come up. I also am unable to connect when I put the wifi info into 'connect to hidden wireless network'. What should I do?


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