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Hi, I see that Debian is using the 2.6.26 kernel. While it isn't extremely old, the wireless drivers in it may have improved dramatically since it's release. I suggest that ...
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    Hi,

    I see that Debian is using the 2.6.26 kernel. While it isn't extremely old, the wireless drivers in it may have improved dramatically since it's release.

    I suggest that you install the latest version of the wireless drivers. Read this page on how-to:

    Download - Linux Wireless

    You also need to install the kernel source and kernel headers before you can compile the new driver package. For controlling wireless connections, install WICD.

    wicd - download

    Whenever you update the kernel, you will need to re-install the wireless driver package.
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    Thank you very much for all your effort.

    I didn't get around to trying out the last two e-mails. I booted it up today and the dang wireless was WORKING!!!

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    Out of curiosity... Is it using ath5k or ath_pci when running lsmod?
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    Interesting question! I got this...

    ath5k 87648 0
    mac80211 139808 1 ath5k
    cfg80211 21608 2 ath5k,mac80211
    ath_pci 201368 0
    ath_hal 350560 3 ath_rate_sample,ath_pci



    Doesn't this say that neither ath5k nor ath_pci is being used?

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