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Old 07-14-2015, 04:33 PM   #1
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AR5700 wireless card activation Mint 13 -xfe 64 bit HP DV9700


I have Mint 13-xfe working well installed on a dual boot with WIN 8.1. The atheros Ar5700 wireless card works well with WIN 8.1 but not when I boot to Mint. I tried following the instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Device/AR5007;

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
wget http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org...current.tar.gz
sudo mv madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz /usr/local/src/
cd /usr/local/src/
sudo tar -zxvf madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz
cd madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r4016-20090429/scripts/
sudo ./madwifi-unload
sudo ./find-madwifi-modules.sh $(uname -r)

I had trouble with following this. Im a newbie, What is $(uname -r)? should I have put something there? Also, is the forth line of code a new line or an overflow from the third line?

Thanks for any help
 
Old 07-14-2015, 04:40 PM   #2
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Please report the output of lsusb and lspci... You need to know the chipsets involved, not just the model number of the card. By the way, from what I quickly researched, that card was even a problem in Windows...

PS: Madwifi is not the way to go unless you can't help it...
See: https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/...rivers/madwifi

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Old 07-14-2015, 06:21 PM   #3
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the card has IC:4104A-ARBXB63H on it. I don't know how to output Isusb and Ispci.
 
Old 07-14-2015, 06:26 PM   #4
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If the AR5700 is not workable with Mint, can I use a USB wireless adapter?
 
Old 07-14-2015, 06:41 PM   #5
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When I did a inxi -F, I got the following: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k
IF: wlan0 state: down mac: 00:22:69:00:5c:af
 
Old 07-14-2015, 09:20 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tymefixer View Post
If the AR5700 is not workable with Mint, can I use a USB wireless adapter?
Hi...

Welcome to the forum

Yes, you can. Here is one adapter that I've had great success with.

However, it appears that a driver is already in place for your card. What is happening precisely when you try to log in? It would be also helpful if I could get more detailed information about your card. Please copy and paste the following command into a terminal and post the results...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
Regards...
 
Old 07-15-2015, 12:23 AM   #7
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Thumbs up

Through my bumbling around, apparently Mint loaded the correct drivers. However, it still did not work until I unplugged the ethernet cable and plugged in a medialink USB wireless dongle. then the local wireless networks showed up. I then unplugged the Medialink and the onboard wireless was working. Rebooted and still works. Its Magic!

Thanks for your help
 
Old 07-15-2015, 01:45 AM   #8
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Hi...

No, it's definitely not magic but I'm glad you got it working.

If you would, please mark this thread as "SOLVED" by clicking on "Thread Tools" directly above your initial post. Thanks!

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