Originally Posted by Lenard
The Acer 5100 Aspire laptops comes with one of two wireless interfaces built in, one is the Atheros AR5005G the other is the Broardcom BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g]. If the the AR5005G then use the madwifi driver from here, which has everything yo might need; http://madwifi.org/
No need for ndiswrapper or loading Windows driver, but you do have to configure the interface after building installing the driver for a modern kernel;
Running LiveCD versions of Linux is not the best way or easiest way to add support for wireless devices that are not already part of the 'live edition'.
Thank you. I downloaded the driver from the link you sugested and did make & make install after removing the old driver. I restarted my system but same problem. dmesg has the following:
ath_hal: 0.9.18.0 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
wlan: 0.8.4.2 (0.9.3.2)
ath_pci: 0.9.4.5 (0.9.3.2)
PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:02:00.0 to 64
wifi%d: unable to attach hardware: 'Hardware didn't respond as expected' (HAL status 3)
ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:02:00.0 disabled
What should I do now?