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Hi all, I am new to linux and trying to set up TP-Link TL-WN851N 802.11n wireless card on ubuntu 8.10 . I found the chipset of this is 'atheros' and ...
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- 04-14-2009 #1
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Setting up TP-Link TL-WN851N 802.11n wireless card on ubuntu
I am new to linux and trying to set up TP-Link TL-WN851N 802.11n wireless card on ubuntu 8.10 . I found the chipset of this is 'atheros' and so I should be able to use the madwifi driver 'ath9k' but I'm having no luck. Any help would be appreciated. Below is some info about my set up
03:07.0 0280: 168c:0003 (rev 01)
03:07.o Network Controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Device 0003 (rev 01)
I found that the 'ath9k' module was not running so I install this aswell as the 'mac80211' module using modprobe but still no luck.
Tell me if you need anymore info (and how to get it) and I'll put it up.
- 04-14-2009 #2
Hi and welcome. Look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/Atheros Try the ath5k drivers.
- 04-14-2009 #3
Ubuntu considers the ath5k and ath9k drivers to be "experimental", and does not enable them in their kernel. They instead offer the Madwifi driver through one of their repositories.
The easiest way to get the ath5k and ath9k drivers, is to install them through the compat-wireless package.
Download - Linux Wireless
Before you can compile those drivers, you first need these programs installed.
sudo apt-get install linux-sourceCode:
sudo apt-get install linux-headersCode:
sudo apt-get install build-essentialPaul
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