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Old 01-22-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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Laptop Wireless Internet


Hi,

Just got a new laptop and removed windows and added Ubuntu and cant seem to get the wirless Internet card to work.

How can I go able resolving this? do I need to get Linux drives or firmware?

Thanks Justin
 
Old 01-22-2011, 11:23 PM   #2
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What make and model computer? What type of wireless chip?
 
Old 01-22-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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Hi Frankbell,

It's a Compaq Presario CQ62.

The Wirless Chip is PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller.

*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: c8:0a:a9:8a:72:0b
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
 
Old 01-23-2011, 02:02 AM   #4
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you should find out chipset with command lspci and than try to install driver

3 ways to get wifi working on linux
 
Old 01-23-2011, 04:13 PM   #5
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Help

anybody else have any ideas about how i can go about setting up my wireless?

Thanks
 
Old 01-23-2011, 04:31 PM   #6
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Hi Frankbell,

It's a Compaq Presario CQ62.

The Wirless Chip is PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller.

*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: c8:0a:a9:8a:72:0b
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
That would be your wired chipset, not wireless.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 05:17 PM   #7
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How do I go about finding my wireless info for my laptop?
What commands do I run?

Thanks

Justin
 
Old 01-23-2011, 05:27 PM   #8
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The lspci command should show it.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 05:41 PM   #9
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lspci

This is what the lspci gives me...


root@justin-PC:~# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge Alternate
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 41)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:16.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:16.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200]
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
 
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That AR9285 chipset is supported by the ath9k driver, it should work out of the box with any kernel newer than 2.6.29. I'd expect any Ubuntu release since 9.10 to support it without a problem.

Run "lsmod|grep ath9k", if nothing shows up, "modprobe ath9k". If ath9k is listed in lsmod, but you still have problems, run "dmesg|grep ath9k" and look for errors.
(All without quotes, of course)

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Old 01-23-2011, 05:52 PM   #11
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Smile ar9285

Try this link. Which version of Ubuntu are you using At the minute?

Below are the inks to install the wireless drivers for your card in lucid lynx or Mveric
Lucid
Maverick

Last edited by inspiron_Droid; 01-23-2011 at 05:56 PM.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 05:54 PM   #12
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02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ath9k

Look at the output of the console command lsmod and see if the ath9k module is being loaded. You can also look at the output of the dmesg command and see if the wireless adapter is being recognised.
dmesg | grep ath9k
 
Old 01-23-2011, 06:16 PM   #13
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this is what i get running those 2 commnads...

root@justin-PC:~# lsmod | grep ath9k
ath9k 88756 0
ath9k_common 5982 1 ath9k
ath9k_hw 292297 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
ath 8153 2 ath9k,ath9k_hw
mac80211 231541 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
cfg80211 144470 4 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath,mac80211
led_class 2633 1 ath9k


root@justin-PC:~# dmesg | grep ath9k
[ 9.994537] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 9.994549] ath9k 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 10.165880] phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'ath9k_rate_control'
[ 10.166464] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::radio
[ 10.166482] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::assoc
[ 10.166497] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::tx
[ 10.166511] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::rx


I dont know how to interpret it.

Justin
 
Old 01-23-2011, 06:18 PM   #14
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It looks like everything is just fine, is the network manager not showing the device or is it just not connecting?
 
Old 01-23-2011, 06:26 PM   #15
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i dont see the device listed in the network manager?
 
  


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