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Hi, I just downloaded Ubuntu yesterday, so i could Dual boot it with Vista. Since there is only Windows Drivers for my Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Internet Adapter, so i have ...
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    Wireless Internet on Ubuntu not working


    Hi,

    I just downloaded Ubuntu yesterday, so i could Dual boot it with Vista. Since there is only Windows Drivers for my Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Internet Adapter, so i have to use ndiswrapper, ndisgtk and wicd. The installation of the drivers with ndisgtk seems to go fine, and it isn't untll i open wicd, my problem occurs. Wicd can't seem to find my router. It's not my router, because i'm using it right now (although on Vista), so it's probably something wrong with either the driver installation or wicd (i doubt it).
    Any help would really be appreciated.
    Thanks.
    EDIT: Also, the guide i used for installing the drivers is here.

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    I'm not sure who told you that there are no Linux drivers for your card, but they were wrong. You would use the MadWifi driver, which can be added to Ubuntu by installing the linux-restricted-modules package. You then would enable the driver by starting the Hardware Drivers Manager from the menu. There is also an new driver for your card called ath5k. It may even be loading automatically. Run this command and see if it is in the list.
    Code:
    lsmod
    I don't know what wicd is, as I never needed it for my wireless connections.
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    Thanks for the help. I installed the linux-restricted-modules package, and opened the Hardware Drivers Manager, although it seems to be the same as before, and i still can't get a connection.

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    Maybe it's already loading it. Post the output of this command
    Code:
    lsmod
    EDIT: You don't need to install wicd to use wireless. The already installed NetworkManager works great with wireless.
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    Again, thanks for the help. I did the lsmod command in the terminal, and got this.
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1           4992  1 
    nls_cp437               6656  1 
    vfat                   14464  1 
    fat                    54556  1 vfat
    ipv6                  267780  10 
    rfcomm                 41744  2 
    l2cap                  25728  13 rfcomm
    bluetooth              61156  4 rfcomm,l2cap
    ppdev                  10372  0 
    powernow_k8            16704  1 
    cpufreq_ondemand        9740  1 
    cpufreq_stats           7104  0 
    cpufreq_userspace       5284  0 
    cpufreq_powersave       2688  0 
    cpufreq_conservative     8712  0 
    freq_table              5536  3 powernow_k8,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    video                  19856  0 
    output                  4736  1 video
    sbs                    15112  0 
    sbshc                   7680  1 sbs
    dock                   11280  0 
    container               5632  0 
    iptable_filter          3840  0 
    ip_tables              14820  1 iptable_filter
    x_tables               16132  1 ip_tables
    sbp2                   24072  0 
    parport_pc             36260  0 
    lp                     12324  0 
    parport                37832  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    joydev                 13120  0 
    snd_hda_intel         344728  3 
    battery                14212  0 
    snd_pcm_oss            42144  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          17920  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                78596  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_page_alloc         11400  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    snd_hwdep              10500  1 snd_hda_intel
    ac                      6916  0 
    snd_seq_dummy           4868  0 
    snd_seq_oss            35584  0 
    snd_seq_midi            9376  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25760  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      8320  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                54224  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    sdhci                  19076  0 
    serio_raw               7940  0 
    ricoh_mmc               4352  0 
    snd_timer              24836  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    mmc_core               51460  1 sdhci
    snd_seq_device          9612  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    acer_acpi              18112  0 
    snd                    56996  17 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    led_class               6020  1 acer_acpi
    agpgart                34760  0 
    button                  9232  0 
    shpchp                 34452  0 
    pci_hotplug            30880  1 shpchp
    wmi_acer                9644  1 acer_acpi
    i2c_core               24832  0 
    k8temp                  6656  0 
    soundcore               8800  1 snd
    evdev                  13056  6 
    psmouse                40336  0 
    pcspkr                  4224  0 
    ext3                  136712  1 
    jbd                    48404  1 ext3
    mbcache                 9600  1 ext3
    sd_mod                 30720  7 
    sg                     36880  0 
    sr_mod                 17956  0 
    cdrom                  37408  1 sr_mod
    usb_storage            73664  2 
    libusual               19108  1 usb_storage
    ahci                   28420  2 
    pata_amd               14212  0 
    ata_generic             8324  0 
    ohci1394               33584  0 
    ieee1394               93752  2 sbp2,ohci1394
    pata_acpi               8320  0 
    forcedeth              51980  0 
    libata                159344  4 ahci,pata_amd,ata_generic,pata_acpi
    ehci_hcd               37900  0 
    ohci_hcd               25348  0 
    scsi_mod              151436  6 sbp2,sd_mod,sg,sr_mod,usb_storage,libata
    usbcore               146028  5 usb_storage,libusual,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
    thermal                16796  0 
    processor              36872  3 powernow_k8,thermal
    fan                     5636  0 
    fbcon                  42912  0 
    tileblit                3456  1 fbcon
    font                    9472  1 fbcon
    bitblit                 6784  1 fbcon
    softcursor              3072  1 bitblit
    fuse                   50580  5 

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    First, you have to have the linux-restricted-modules package installed. Check in the Synaptic Package Manger for it.

    Then run this command:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ath_pci
    This is assuming it's a PCI device. Now run lsmod again and look for ath_pci. It should be at the top of the list.

    Now run this command, and post the output.
    Code:
    iwconfig
    Oh, and thanks for the lsmod output.
    Last edited by waterhead; 10-01-2008 at 08:20 PM.
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    Is this a USB or a PCI wireless device? I've done some research, and MadWifi doesn't support USB.

    If you don't know what kind of device it is, post the output of these two commands;
    Code:
    lspci
    Code:
    lsusb
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    Once more, thanks for the help. I ran the sudo modprobe ath_pci, and ath_pci now appears when i use the lsmod command. Still no internet though. Here's the result of the iwconfig;
    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.

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    If this is a USB wireless device, then I lead you down the wrong path. Please post the output of the two commands from my previous post.
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    I'm almost sure it's PCI (Although i'm not so sure on what that is), it's built into my laptop, and doesn't take up any USB slots or anything.

    EDIT: After looking at this, i'm pretty sure it's PCI.

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