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    Wireless help


    I need to set up my wireless card on ubuntu 8.10

    I followed what I could in the sticky. I'm kind of a noob so I didn't really get all of it, but I did get my card info so here is the line:

    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)

    I didn't see anything I recognized as a wireless card when i typed in lsmod and I didn't even know what to think when i did dmesg. Like I said I'm kind of a noob.

    I didn't try anything that had to do with the NDISwrapper whatever that is.

    Thanks to anyone who attempts to help me despite my noobyness.

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    Connect to the internet with an ethernet cable. Then go to System->Administration->Hardware drivers and let it install the drivers it finds. After driver installation reboot your PC and see if it works. Post again if it doesn't.

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    Nothing. By the way it detects the bluetooth part. Just not the wireless part.

    And when I ran a hardware test it recognized the wireless card. Am I just being an idiot? Is there something I'm missing that I have to do in network configuration?

    Also when I looked at "Hardware Drivers" it had "Support for Atheros 802.11 wireless LAN cards" activated.

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    You have an atheros card? Those typically aren't seen in the hardware drivers....they usually work out of the box or even with a live distro....

    do this in terminal:

    sudo lspci

    post what it spits out, see if you can find your card listed in that. Do you know what model card you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmadero View Post
    You have an atheros card? Those typically aren't seen in the hardware drivers....they usually work out of the box or even with a live distro....

    do this in terminal:

    sudo lspci

    post what it spits out, see if you can find your card listed in that. Do you know what model card you have?
    He already posted that info:
    Quote Originally Posted by amazure View Post
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)
    For some reason Ubuntu doesn't automatically enable and load the ath5k driver module that this card uses, because it considers it developmental. You have to enable a certain repository first, but I am not sure which one.

    Any Ubuntu die-hards want to help with this one?
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    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Adapter (rev 01)

    Yes I already said that.

    Before that there was just a bunch of stuff about the nvidia graphics and something about fireware.

    In case I didn't say before and it wasn't inferred, the card is built in.

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    It looks like you need to enable the backports repository, so try this.

    Open this:
    System-->Administration-->Software Sources

    On the "Updates" tab, check this box:
    Unsupported updates (hardy-backports)

    After it reloads the data, there may now be a driver for it in the "Hardware Drivers" section.
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    Well it says intrepid-backports not hardy-backports but I'll try it anyway.

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    To be more specific, I think that you need to install this package:
    linux-backports-modules

    The version you need is the same as your kernel version.

    EDIT: I found an Ubuntu help page on this

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/Atheros
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    Ok there's nothing different. There has always been a "Support for Atheros 802.11 wireless LAN cards" and that was still there. It did appear to possibly fix a graphics card problem I was having so thanks for that.

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    Hold on I posted that before I saw your last post. Let me check on that.

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