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  1. #1

    Exclamation Install WIFI for Acer 4315 (Atheros AR5007EG)


    Before posting this thread, I've tried various search for topics relating to installing WIFI with Xubuntu Distro but unsuccessfully getting it to works.

    System Specs:
    Acer Aspire 4315 (laptop)
    Atheros AR5007EG WIFI (internal pci card)

    OS:
    HDD still on Vista until Wifi and everything else is working i'll migrate to linux.
    USB HDD is running with Xubuntu Distro

    I've tried:
    madwifi driver but doesn't work, I notice there is a patch for my AR5007EG but don't know either it's upgrade or already built-in with the latest madwifi driver.

    Ndiswrapper driver; i've tried to use ndiswrapper to convert xp driver but doesn't work.

    How I install:
    I use another PC to download the drivers onto USB flash drive and then copy it onto the laptop, untar, compile, install, etc...

    ifconfig -> ath0 and l0, which are 10/100 network card and loop back drivers

    iwconfig -> ath0 and l0 -> no wireless connection

    extra info:
    the laptop a wireless enable button on the keyboard, which turn on automatically when Vista is loaded.

    I'm a newbie at LINUX, please help me install the WIFI the easiest way possible (VIA USB transfer).

    Thank you much

  2. #2
    I found the quick solution from ubuntuforum.org and a document from google. here is my quick steps of getting ACER Aspire 4315 / Atheros AR5007EG Wifi to work with Xubuntu.

    1. Dowload Wireless_Atheros ZIP drivers and unzip to temp directory (i.e. /Wifi
    ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/noteboo...XB62(WHQL).zip

    2. Download latest Ndiswrapper driver:
    NDISwrapper - Home

    3. open terminal and untar Ndiswrapper*.gz
    tar xfvz ndis*.gz

    4. goto Ndiswrapper folder
    cd ndis*

    5. Install Ndiswrapper
    sudo make
    sudo make install

    6. remove the module ath_pci to let ndiswrapper to use the wifi
    sudo rmmod ath_pci

    7. blacklist of modprobe to avoid it loading on the startup
    sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist -common
    #roll to the bottom of the list and add the following line:
    blacklist ath_pci
    #Key: Ctrl+X to exit
    #Key: Y to confirm save file

    8. Reboot

    9. After kenerl loaded open terminal and go to Atheros folder to install the driver
    cd /wifi
    sudo ndiswrapper -i net5112.inf

    10. install to probe
    ndiswrapper -m

    11. load ndiswrapper everytime startup
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    echo "ndiswrapper" | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

    12. At this point wireless enable, press the wireless key on keyboard.

    credit to: HOWTO: Atheros AR5007EG on Feisty Fawn (with ndiswrapper) - Ubuntu Forums
    and Installing WIFI

  3. #3
    Hello

    I followed your instructions and wow --> driver seems to work
    There is just one problem left.

    I have a FSC Amilo LI 2727 laptop which has NO WLAN-switch. For Vista there was a software to activate the WLAN-chip (standard: inactive).

    Is there somebody who can help me out of this?

    Greetings from Germany!

    PingOfDeath

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard951 View Post
    I found the quick solution from ubuntuforum.org and a document from google. here is my quick steps of getting ACER Aspire 4315 / Atheros AR5007EG Wifi to work with Xubuntu.

    1. Dowload Wireless_Atheros ZIP drivers and unzip to temp directory (i.e. /Wifi
    ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/noteboo...XB62(WHQL).zip

    2. Download latest Ndiswrapper driver:
    NDISwrapper - Home

    3. open terminal and untar Ndiswrapper*.gz
    tar xfvz ndis*.gz

    4. goto Ndiswrapper folder
    cd ndis*

    5. Install Ndiswrapper
    sudo make
    sudo make install

    6. remove the module ath_pci to let ndiswrapper to use the wifi
    sudo rmmod ath_pci

    7. blacklist of modprobe to avoid it loading on the startup
    sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist -common
    #roll to the bottom of the list and add the following line:
    blacklist ath_pci
    #Key: Ctrl+X to exit
    #Key: Y to confirm save file

    8. Reboot

    9. After kenerl loaded open terminal and go to Atheros folder to install the driver
    cd /wifi
    sudo ndiswrapper -i net5112.inf

    10. install to probe
    ndiswrapper -m

    11. load ndiswrapper everytime startup
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    echo "ndiswrapper" | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

    12. At this point wireless enable, press the wireless key on keyboard.

    credit to: HOWTO: Atheros AR5007EG on Feisty Fawn (with ndiswrapper) - Ubuntu Forums
    and Installing WIFI
    i have opensuse 11 and atheros ar5007eg its the same procedure like for xubuntu ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by unstop View Post
    i have opensuse 11 and atheros ar5007eg its the same procedure like for xubuntu ???
    It should be very similar, if you have any problems it would be best to create your own thread in the Wireless section, that way your post gets more exposure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard951 View Post
    I found the quick solution from ubuntuforum.org and a document from google. here is my quick steps of getting ACER Aspire 4315 / Atheros AR5007EG Wifi to work with Xubuntu.

    1. Dowload Wireless_Atheros ZIP drivers and unzip to temp directory (i.e. /Wifi
    ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/noteboo...XB62(WHQL).zip

    2. Download latest Ndiswrapper driver:
    NDISwrapper - Home

    3. open terminal and untar Ndiswrapper*.gz
    tar xfvz ndis*.gz

    4. goto Ndiswrapper folder
    cd ndis*

    5. Install Ndiswrapper
    sudo make
    sudo make install

    6. remove the module ath_pci to let ndiswrapper to use the wifi
    sudo rmmod ath_pci

    7. blacklist of modprobe to avoid it loading on the startup
    sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist -common
    #roll to the bottom of the list and add the following line:
    blacklist ath_pci
    #Key: Ctrl+X to exit
    #Key: Y to confirm save file

    8. Reboot

    9. After kenerl loaded open terminal and go to Atheros folder to install the driver
    cd /wifi
    sudo ndiswrapper -i net5112.inf

    10. install to probe
    ndiswrapper -m

    11. load ndiswrapper everytime startup
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    echo "ndiswrapper" | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

    12. At this point wireless enable, press the wireless key on keyboard.

    credit to: HOWTO: Atheros AR5007EG on Feisty Fawn (with ndiswrapper) - Ubuntu Forums
    and Installing WIFI
    Can anyone tell me how to do this stuff step by step. I am not familiar with Linux commands or how to install anything. I am trying to learn linux but cant do much with it if I cant go online. Thanks in advance for the help. BTW Im using Ubuntu latest build and an Acer AspireOne. Dont think that should make much of a difference. Its the exact same NIC card.

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    Hi dragnmastr85,
    Welcome to Linuxforums.
    If you click through the links provided by richard951, This one in particular
    HOWTO: Atheros AR5007EG on Feisty Fawn (with ndiswrapper) - Ubuntu Forums
    You'll find a lot of info on how to set this card up with Linux. Are you having a problem with one specific step? Which command do you need help with?
    It might be a good idea to post your own new thread and give as much info as possible.
    I do not respond to private messages asking for Linux help, Please keep it on the forums only.
    All new users please read this.** Forum FAQS. ** Adopt an unanswered post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard951 View Post
    I found the quick solution from ubuntuforum.org and a document from google. here is my quick steps of getting ACER Aspire 4315 / Atheros AR5007EG Wifi to work with Xubuntu.

    1. Dowload Wireless_Atheros ZIP drivers and unzip to temp directory (i.e. /Wifi
    ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/noteboo...XB62(WHQL).zip

    2. Download latest Ndiswrapper driver:
    NDISwrapper - Home

    3. open terminal and untar Ndiswrapper*.gz
    tar xfvz ndis*.gz

    4. goto Ndiswrapper folder
    cd ndis*

    5. Install Ndiswrapper
    sudo make
    sudo make install

    6. remove the module ath_pci to let ndiswrapper to use the wifi
    sudo rmmod ath_pci

    7. blacklist of modprobe to avoid it loading on the startup
    sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist -common
    #roll to the bottom of the list and add the following line:
    blacklist ath_pci
    #Key: Ctrl+X to exit
    #Key: Y to confirm save file

    8. Reboot

    9. After kenerl loaded open terminal and go to Atheros folder to install the driver
    cd /wifi
    sudo ndiswrapper -i net5112.inf

    10. install to probe
    ndiswrapper -m

    11. load ndiswrapper everytime startup
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    echo "ndiswrapper" | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

    12. At this point wireless enable, press the wireless key on keyboard.

    credit to: HOWTO: Atheros AR5007EG on Feisty Fawn (with ndiswrapper) - Ubuntu Forums
    and Installing WIFI
    Hi Richard,

    If I enter in the terminal the command tar xfvz ndis*.gz that you wrote under point 3. open terminal and untar Ndiswrapper*.gz:

    I get these messages:
    tar: ndis*.gz: Function open() has gone wrong: File or folder does not exist
    tar: Error cannot be repaired -- tar closes now.
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Delayed breakdown after multiple errors

    I I do the next: cd ndis*
    I get:
    bash: cd: ndis*: File or folder does not exist

    Can you help me out here (I'm a newbie).

    Thanks in advance

  10. #9
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    Try the following:

    1. $ wget -c http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org...current.tar.gz
    2. $ tar xvf madwifi*.tar.gz
    3. $ cd madwifi*r*

    4. $ sudo make install
    5. $ sudo modprobe ath_pci
    6. $ sudo modprobe wlan_scan_sta

    This should work.

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