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Alright, I got an Acer Aspire that has an Atheros chip. It was impossible to install so I went out and got a linksys chip. I'm not sure how to ...
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    Linksys dual-band wireless-N with suse


    Alright, I got an Acer Aspire that has an Atheros chip. It was impossible to install so I went out and got a linksys chip. I'm not sure how to install the chip now. I have read that if I reinstall the OS then it would recognize it from the start. I would have no problem doing this anyway but I don't want to do it if I'm not sure that it will work

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    post the output of

    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -v
    if it is pci/pcmcia device

    or
    Code:
     lsusb
    if it is a usb device
    then we can work from there
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    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
    Memory at d0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    I/O ports at 1800 [size=8]
    Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at d0400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Memory at d0380000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
    Memory at d0440000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
    Memory behind bridge: 54000000-540fffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
    Memory behind bridge: 54100000-541fffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
    I/O ports at 1820 [size=32]

    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
    I/O ports at 1840 [size=32]

    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
    I/O ports at 1860 [size=32]

    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    I/O ports at 1880 [size=32]

    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
    Memory at d0644000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=0a, subordinate=0e, sec-latency=56
    I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
    Memory behind bridge: d0200000-d02fffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000050000000-0000000053ffffff
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 80 [Master])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
    I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
    I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
    I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
    I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
    I/O ports at 18b0 [size=16]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 20
    I/O ports at 18c0 [size=32]

    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 14)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 220
    Memory at 54000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
    Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Unknown device 0428
    Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 11
    Memory at 54100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=64K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    0a:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 19
    Memory at d0204000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Bus: primary=0a, secondary=0b, subordinate=0e, sec-latency=176
    Memory window 0: 50000000-53fff000 (prefetchable)
    Memory window 1: 58000000-5bfff000
    I/O window 0: 00003000-000030ff
    I/O window 1: 00003400-000034ff
    16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

    0a:09.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Unknown device 0110
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 57, IRQ 19
    Memory at d0205000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

    0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Linksys Unknown device 0066
    Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 19
    Memory at 58000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=16K]

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    I'm assuming that the last one is the one you are interested in

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    this is the device
    0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Linksys Unknown device 0066
    Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 19
    Memory at 58000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=16K]
    you will need the bcm43xx firmware installed to get it working, failing that you could use ndiswrapper.What O.S. are you using ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Hale View Post
    00:00.0
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

    0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)
    You seem to have two wireless cards installed. The Atheros should be supported with the Madwifi driver or the new ath5k driver. The bcm4328 does not appear to be supported by the Linux driver, so you will have to use NDISwrapper for that.
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