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I think the module for your wired card is called atl1c. For that, same thing, try Code: sudo modprobe atl1c ifconfig eth0 up...
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    I think the module for your wired card is called atl1c. For that, same thing, try
    Code:
    sudo modprobe atl1c
    ifconfig eth0 up

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    Thanks for this, by the way. I realise I'm taking a really long time in between posts...I'm not home much lately, so I'm sort of just getting back, posting stuff, then going out the door. So I appreciate that you're sticking with this.
    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ath9k
    [sudo] password for ben: 
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ sudo depmod -a
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe atl1c
    FATAL: Module atl1c not found.
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ ifconfig eth0 up
    eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    ben@ben-laptop:~$

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    atl1c is apparently not the name.

    Does
    Code:
    iwconfig
    list any wireless devices after loading ath9k?

    Also after, what is the output of
    Code:
    dmesg | grep ath

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    What do you mean after loading ath9k? Have I already done that? Sorry, I am trying to follow this, but this terminal thing is new to me. This is what I get now:
    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    pan0      no wireless extensions.
    and this:
    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ dmesg | grep ath
    [    2.772802] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.0.5 loaded
    [    2.772808] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded

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    Well, that's no good. I found that in fact your chipset is supported by ath9k starting with kernel version 2.6.29.

    ath9k - Linux Wireless

    So we're back to compiling compat-wireless for a more recent driver, installing plain ol' Ubuntu or other distro with a more recent kernel, or seeing if ath_pci and ath_hal work.

    (ath_hal and ath_pci are older drivers from the madwifi project, which include some non-free code. They have been deprecated in favor of ath5k and ath9k.)

    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r ath9k
    sudo modprobe ath_hal
    sudo modprobe ath_pci
    sudo depmod -a
    Check the output of iwconfig and see if a wireless interface is now listed. It will probably be called ath0, not wlan0, when using the madwifi drivers.

    If it's there
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig ath0 up
    sudo iwlist ath0 scan
    Does the last show available networks?

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    Doing a little more research. atl1c is the driver you want for your ethernet card. It also does not show up until kernel 2.6.29.

    I'm surprised eeebuntu does not include these drivers, but I assume this is a very new eee pc model.

    At this point, honestly, I would say your best bet is to install the latest Ubuntu or other recent distro. That should solve all of these issues.

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    Yeah, I did all that and iwconfig gave me "no wireless extensions".
    So, I'll install normal Ubuntu and see how that goes. I'll post if it works.
    Thanks for all your help, by the way. I would never have been able to figure out all those things.

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