Unable to get wifi working on acer aspire with Atheros AR9285
have the same problem as some one else with debian squeeze earlier a while ago. I get the same message as below
lo no wireless extensions
eth0 no wireless extensions
wmaster0 no wireless extensions
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID: ""
Mode: Managed Frequency:2.437Ghz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
pan0 no wireless extensions
There were several suggestions on adding contrib non-free and similar sopurce lists and doing an update. Another suggestion was to apt get firmware:ath9
did all that and still no luck. Any suggestions?
Which kernel are you running? It must be 2.6.29 or newer, then you can use the builtin ath9k module.
Secondly, check this.
wifi not working on squeeze
Thanks. Yes the kernel is the same. I already tried the procedure outlined in the link you posted. I was on that link before and followed the procedure. May be I will try that again and check my steps. will post the result here. Thanks again
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