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I am obviously having issues getting my built in wireless to work on my ASUS laptop. The model is in my sig if that helps. I have no idea how ...
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    Built-in wireless problems


    I am obviously having issues getting my built in wireless to work on my ASUS laptop. The model is in my sig if that helps. I have no idea how to get it working, I looked on the Ubuntu website and tried what they suggested (the different possible drivers).

    I am at a loss of what to do next, if you could help that would be great.

    Thanks

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    my wireless card is a Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter i think. I hope that helps

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    Please read through this post:
    Wireless Setup - Start Here

    Then post the needed information here in this thread.
    my wireless card is a Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter i think.
    Guessing at the hardware specs is not allowed, as then we can only guess at the problem/solution. We need the specific information to provide accurate help.
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    Ok so I ran lspci -nn and it returned
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port [8086:2a41] (rev 07)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
    00:1a.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2944] (rev 03)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2946] (rev 03)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2948] (rev 03)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:294a] (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2929] (rev 03)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:064c] (rev a1)
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002a] (rev 01)
    08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 02)
    09:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
    09:01.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
    09:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
    09:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 12)
    and lsmod returned

    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    usbhid                 39776  0 
    hid                    59072  1 usbhid
    isofs                  44072  1 
    udf                    93480  0 
    crc_itu_t              10496  1 udf
    ipv6                  314312  10 
    af_packet              29568  2 
    binfmt_misc            18700  1 
    rfcomm                 51104  0 
    sco                    20612  2 
    bridge                 64544  0 
    stp                    11268  1 bridge
    bnep                   23168  2 
    l2cap                  33280  6 rfcomm,bnep
    bluetooth              70820  6 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap
    ppdev                  16904  0 
    acpi_cpufreq           16400  0 
    cpufreq_ondemand       16400  2 
    cpufreq_conservative    16392  0 
    cpufreq_userspace      12420  0 
    cpufreq_powersave      10368  0 
    cpufreq_stats          14468  0 
    freq_table             13568  3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    pci_slot               13704  0 
    container              12288  0 
    sbs                    22288  0 
    sbshc                  14592  1 sbs
    wmi                    15808  0 
    iptable_filter         11520  0 
    ip_tables              28176  1 iptable_filter
    x_tables               31752  1 ip_tables
    sbp2                   32652  0 
    parport_pc             44200  0 
    lp                     19588  0 
    parport                50096  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    joydev                 20736  0 
    sdhci_pci              17024  0 
    uvcvideo               68616  0 
    sdhci                  27396  1 sdhci_pci
    compat_ioctl32         18176  1 uvcvideo
    mmc_core               67168  1 sdhci
    videodev               46720  2 uvcvideo,compat_ioctl32
    evdev                  20512  11 
    serio_raw              14596  0 
    psmouse                51612  0 
    arc4                   10368  2 
    v4l1_compat            24580  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    pcspkr                 11136  0 
    ecb                    11520  2 
    crypto_blkcipher       27780  1 ecb
    snd_hda_intel         489264  3 
    snd_pcm_oss            52608  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          25088  1 snd_pcm_oss
    ath9k                 282808  0 
    lbm_cw_mac80211       242360  1 ath9k
    snd_pcm                99208  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    lbm_cw_cfg80211        45088  1 lbm_cw_mac80211
    snd_seq_dummy          11524  0 
    video                  28948  0 
    output                 11776  1 video
    snd_seq_oss            42368  0 
    snd_seq_midi           15872  0 
    snd_rawmidi            34176  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     16768  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                67168  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    battery                21128  0 
    snd_timer              34320  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         16404  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    asus_laptop            27740  0 
    ac                     13448  0 
    snd                    79432  15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    led_class              13192  2 ath9k,asus_laptop
    soundcore              16800  1 snd
    button                 15904  0 
    shpchp                 42140  0 
    snd_page_alloc         17680  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    pci_hotplug            39472  1 shpchp
    intel_agp              39280  0 
    ext3                  150544  2 
    jbd                    66472  1 ext3
    mbcache                17924  1 ext3
    sr_mod                 24644  1 
    cdrom                  47784  1 sr_mod
    sd_mod                 45864  4 
    crc_t10dif             10240  1 sd_mod
    sg                     45408  0 
    ahci                   43148  4 
    ohci1394               41524  0 
    libata                200160  1 ahci
    scsi_mod              183160  5 sbp2,sr_mod,sd_mod,sg,libata
    dock                   18464  1 libata
    ieee1394              110592  2 sbp2,ohci1394
    r8169                  40196  0 
    uhci_hcd               34336  0 
    ehci_hcd               48908  0 
    usbcore               175376  5 usbhid,uvcvideo,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    thermal                27424  0 
    processor              47800  4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
    fan                    13576  0 
    fbcon                  51200  0 
    tileblit               11264  1 fbcon
    font                   17152  1 fbcon
    bitblit                14592  1 fbcon
    softcursor             10496  1 bitblit
    fuse                   68288  3
    and dmesg | grep firmware returned nothing

    sorry for the long post :P didnt know what was negligable and what was useful.

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    Thank you for the detailed info, it really helps.

    As you have said, this is the wireless. The device ID in brackets, is sometimes needed to identify things.
    Code:
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002a] (rev 01)
    And it is loading this module for it:
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ath9k                 282808  0
    This should work. have you tried connecting using NetworkManager?

    You don't say what kernel version that you are using. But you may be using an older version of the driver. Since it is a relatively new driver, it is still in development, and can change often. Here is some info on it.
    ath9k - Linux Wireless

    I would recommend installing the latest version of the ath9k driver that is available. It can be found as part of the compat-wireless package, found here:
    Download - Linux Wireless

    You will have to compile the driver package. There are some applications and files that you need installed first.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-source
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
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    So, I've been trying this for the past few days, fussing with it and such. Now with the packages installed it recognizes it, but i can't get it turned on or working.

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    Is there a keyboard key combination to enable/disable the wireless? If so, give that a try.
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    Not that i know of. There is a switch for bluetooth which isn't working at the moment, i think the bluetooth is automatically working at the moment, though thats a different topic...

    But as far as i can tell, there is no physical button for the wireless.

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    Usually there is a key with an alternate function. You would use the Fn key along with it.
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    I have wireless working with my asus n50vn using wicd. The trick was learning to turn on the wireless in the terminal as the FN+F2 doesn't appear to be working for me.

    sudo echo 1 > /sys/devices/platform/asus-laptop/wlan

    as garnered from LinuxQuestions.org

    Hope this helps someone
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