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  1. #1
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    Help! Wifi won't work!!


    Just downloaded Eeebuntu and i can't figure out how to connect it to the wifi. When i type iwconfig it says there are no wireless extensions. I have no idea what to do. Help
    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27ac] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    	Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (rev 03)
    	Kernel modules: intelfb
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c5] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Attansic Technology Corp. Device [1969:1062] (rev c0)
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 090c:1000 Feiya Technology Corp. Memory Bar
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13d3:5108 IMC Networks 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0b05:b700 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1          12032  1 
    nls_cp437              13696  1 
    vfat                   18816  1 
    fat                    58272  1 vfat
    usb_storage            82880  1 
    i915                   65540  3 
    drm                    96296  4 i915
    binfmt_misc            16776  1 
    ppdev                  15620  0 
    bridge                 56340  0 
    stp                    10500  1 bridge
    bnep                   20224  2 
    input_polldev          11912  0 
    joydev                 18368  0 
    lp                     17156  0 
    parport                42220  2 ppdev,lp
    i2c_i801               17296  0 
    snd_hda_intel         435636  3 
    snd_pcm_oss            46336  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          22656  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                82948  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy          10756  0 
    snd_seq_oss            37760  0 
    snd_seq_midi           14336  0 
    snd_rawmidi            29696  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     15104  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                56880  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    uvcvideo               63240  0 
    psmouse                61972  0 
    snd_timer              29704  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14988  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    iTCO_wdt               19108  0 
    iTCO_vendor_support    11652  1 iTCO_wdt
    compat_ioctl32          9344  1 uvcvideo
    serio_raw              13316  0 
    pcspkr                 10496  0 
    videodev               41600  1 uvcvideo
    v4l1_compat            21764  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    video                  25360  0 
    btusb                  19608  2 
    snd                    62628  15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    intel_agp              34108  1 
    output                 11008  1 video
    soundcore              15200  1 snd
    eeepc_laptop           18452  0 
    agpgart                42696  3 drm,intel_agp
    snd_page_alloc         16904  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    fbcon                  46112  0 
    tileblit               10752  1 fbcon
    font                   16384  1 fbcon
    bitblit                13824  1 fbcon
    softcursor              9984  1 bitblit
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.28-11-generic
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:324 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:324 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:26000 (26.0 KB)  TX bytes:26000 (26.0 KB)
    
    
    ============ iwconfig ============

  2. #2
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    Your wireless should be using the ath9k driver. It has been included in the kernel since version 2.6.29. Since you are using version 2.6.28, it isn't properly recognizing your wireless card.

    Your options:

    Connect to the internet with a wired connection, and update the system. This should give a newer kernel with a newer ath9k driver. Then reboot to boot into the newer kernel.

    Download the driver source and compile it. This would be more difficult, as I doubt that eeebuntu has the applications needed to do this. They would first need to be installed, either by DVD or internet.

    Download - Linux Wireless

    Install a newer version of eeebuntu. It is now called AuroraOS, and should have a newer kernel right off the bat.

    Aurora - Welcome
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