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    No Wifi with Debian


    Changed from Ubuntu to Debian to fix a problem with the Video driver that made Blender not work. Wireless worked great under Ubuntu. Works great in Windows (dual boot) but right now it doesn't work on Debian. I could have sworn it once did. iwconfig did show the old network name (that of a hotel I was staying it.) It stopped working in the hotel. Now I'm trying to get it to work with my home network.

    Here is the output of the wireless set up script. Sorry it is so long.

    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 671MX [1039:0671]
    	Kernel modules: sis-agp
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge [1039:0004]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:02.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS968 [MuTIOL Media IO] [1039:0968] (rev 01)
    00:02.5 IDE interface [0101]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] [1039:5513] (rev 01)
    	Kernel driver in use: SIS_IDE
    	Kernel modules: sis5513
    00:03.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ohci-hcd
    00:03.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ohci-hcd
    00:03.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller [1039:7002]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:05.0 IDE interface [0101]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SATA Controller / IDE mode [1039:1183] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: sata_sis
    	Kernel modules: sata_sis
    00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge [1039:000a]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge [1039:000a]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:0d.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
    	Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    	Kernel modules: 8139cp, 8139too
    00:0f.0 Audio device [0403]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller [1039:7502]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon X2300 [1002:718a]
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)
    	Kernel driver in use: ath5k_pci
    	Kernel modules: ath5k
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0781:5406 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer Micro U3
    Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0bda:0116 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 174f:6a31 Syntek Web Cam - Asus A8J, F3S, F5R, VX2S, V1S
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0b05:1712 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. BT-183 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR adapter
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_utf8                1760  1 
    nls_cp437               5568  1 
    vfat                    9152  1 
    fat                    40864  1 vfat
    nls_base                6820  4 nls_utf8,nls_cp437,vfat,fat
    radeon                118720  2 
    drm                    65384  3 radeon
    rfcomm                 28368  0 
    l2cap                  17280  5 rfcomm
    ppdev                   6468  0 
    parport_pc             22500  0 
    lp                      8164  0 
    parport                31084  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    ipv6                  235396  16 
    acpi_cpufreq            6796  0 
    cpufreq_conservative     5960  0 
    cpufreq_userspace       3172  0 
    cpufreq_ondemand        6476  2 
    cpufreq_powersave       1856  0 
    cpufreq_stats           3776  0 
    freq_table              4224  3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    loop                   12748  0 
    joydev                  8480  0 
    snd_hda_intel         325720  1 
    snd_pcm_oss            32800  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          12320  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                62660  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy           2660  0 
    snd_seq_oss            24992  0 
    snd_seq_midi            5728  0 
    snd_rawmidi            18496  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      6432  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    arc4                    1824  2 
    snd_seq                41456  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    ecb                     2624  2 
    crypto_blkcipher       15236  1 ecb
    snd_timer              17800  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          6380  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    serio_raw               4740  0 
    ath5k                  87648  0 
    pcspkr                  2432  0 
    snd                    45636  11 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    psmouse                32336  0 
    mac80211              139808  1 ath5k
    soundcore               6368  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc          7816  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    cfg80211               21608  2 ath5k,mac80211
    hci_usb                12252  2 
    usb_storage            77120  1 
    bluetooth              44996  7 rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usb
    video                  16464  0 
    output                  2912  1 video
    asus_laptop            14264  0 
    ac                      4196  0 
    battery                10180  0 
    led_class               3908  1 asus_laptop
    button                  6096  0 
    sis_agp                 6752  0 
    agpgart                28808  2 drm,sis_agp
    evdev                   8000  7 
    ext3                  105576  2 
    jbd                    39476  1 ext3
    mbcache                 7108  1 ext3
    sd_mod                 22200  6 
    ide_cd_mod             27684  0 
    cdrom                  30176  1 ide_cd_mod
    8139too                20384  0 
    ide_pci_generic         3908  0 [permanent]
    8139cp                 16800  0 
    mii                     4896  2 8139too,8139cp
    ohci_hcd               18500  0 
    ehci_hcd               28428  0 
    sata_sis                5156  3 
    pata_sis                3040  1 sata_sis
    sis5513                 6788  0 [permanent]
    ide_core               96168  3 ide_cd_mod,ide_pci_generic,sis5513
    ata_generic             4676  0 
    usbcore               118224  5 hci_usb,usb_storage,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    libata                140448  3 sata_sis,pata_sis,ata_generic
    scsi_mod              129548  3 usb_storage,sd_mod,libata
    dock                    8304  1 libata
    thermal                15228  0 
    processor              32576  4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
    fan                     4196  0 
    thermal_sys            10856  4 video,thermal,processor,fan
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.26-2-686
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    
    ============ iwconfig ============
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 671MX [1039:0671]
    	Kernel modules: sis-agp
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge [1039:0004]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:02.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS968 [MuTIOL Media IO] [1039:0968] (rev 01)
    00:02.5 IDE interface [0101]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] [1039:5513] (rev 01)
    	Kernel driver in use: SIS_IDE
    	Kernel modules: sis5513
    00:03.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ohci-hcd
    00:03.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ohci-hcd
    00:03.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller [1039:7002]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:05.0 IDE interface [0101]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SATA Controller / IDE mode [1039:1183] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: sata_sis
    	Kernel modules: sata_sis
    00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge [1039:000a]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge [1039:000a]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:0d.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
    	Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    	Kernel modules: 8139cp, 8139too
    00:0f.0 Audio device [0403]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller [1039:7502]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon X2300 [1002:718a]
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)
    	Kernel driver in use: ath5k_pci
    	Kernel modules: ath5k
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0781:5406 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer Micro U3
    Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0bda:0116 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 174f:6a31 Syntek Web Cam - Asus A8J, F3S, F5R, VX2S, V1S
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0b05:1712 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. BT-183 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR adapter
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_utf8                1760  1 
    nls_cp437               5568  1 
    vfat                    9152  1 
    fat                    40864  1 vfat
    nls_base                6820  4 nls_utf8,nls_cp437,vfat,fat
    radeon                118720  2 
    drm                    65384  3 radeon
    rfcomm                 28368  0 
    l2cap                  17280  5 rfcomm
    ppdev                   6468  0 
    parport_pc             22500  0 
    lp                      8164  0 
    parport                31084  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    ipv6                  235396  16 
    acpi_cpufreq            6796  0 
    cpufreq_conservative     5960  0 
    cpufreq_userspace       3172  0 
    cpufreq_ondemand        6476  2 
    cpufreq_powersave       1856  0 
    cpufreq_stats           3776  0 
    freq_table              4224  3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    loop                   12748  0 
    joydev                  8480  0 
    snd_hda_intel         325720  1 
    snd_pcm_oss            32800  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          12320  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                62660  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy           2660  0 
    snd_seq_oss            24992  0 
    snd_seq_midi            5728  0 
    snd_rawmidi            18496  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      6432  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    arc4                    1824  2 
    snd_seq                41456  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    ecb                     2624  2 
    crypto_blkcipher       15236  1 ecb
    snd_timer              17800  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          6380  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    serio_raw               4740  0 
    ath5k                  87648  0 
    pcspkr                  2432  0 
    snd                    45636  11 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    psmouse                32336  0 
    mac80211              139808  1 ath5k
    soundcore               6368  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc          7816  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    cfg80211               21608  2 ath5k,mac80211
    hci_usb                12252  2 
    usb_storage            77120  1 
    bluetooth              44996  7 rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usb
    video                  16464  0 
    output                  2912  1 video
    asus_laptop            14264  0 
    ac                      4196  0 
    battery                10180  0 
    led_class               3908  1 asus_laptop
    button                  6096  0 
    sis_agp                 6752  0 
    agpgart                28808  2 drm,sis_agp
    evdev                   8000  7 
    ext3                  105576  2 
    jbd                    39476  1 ext3
    mbcache                 7108  1 ext3
    sd_mod                 22200  6 
    ide_cd_mod             27684  0 
    cdrom                  30176  1 ide_cd_mod
    8139too                20384  0 
    ide_pci_generic         3908  0 [permanent]
    8139cp                 16800  0 
    mii                     4896  2 8139too,8139cp
    ohci_hcd               18500  0 
    ehci_hcd               28428  0 
    sata_sis                5156  3 
    pata_sis                3040  1 sata_sis
    sis5513                 6788  0 [permanent]
    ide_core               96168  3 ide_cd_mod,ide_pci_generic,sis5513
    ata_generic             4676  0 
    usbcore               118224  5 hci_usb,usb_storage,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    libata                140448  3 sata_sis,pata_sis,ata_generic
    scsi_mod              129548  3 usb_storage,sd_mod,libata
    dock                    8304  1 libata
    thermal                15228  0 
    processor              32576  4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
    fan                     4196  0 
    thermal_sys            10856  4 video,thermal,processor,fan
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.26-2-686
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    
    ============ iwconfig ============
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 671MX [1039:0671]
    	Kernel modules: sis-agp
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge [1039:0004]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:02.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS968 [MuTIOL Media IO] [1039:0968] (rev 01)
    00:02.5 IDE interface [0101]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] [1039:5513] (rev 01)
    	Kernel driver in use: SIS_IDE
    	Kernel modules: sis5513
    00:03.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ohci-hcd
    00:03.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ohci-hcd
    00:03.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller [1039:7002]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:05.0 IDE interface [0101]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SATA Controller / IDE mode [1039:1183] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: sata_sis
    	Kernel modules: sata_sis
    00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge [1039:000a]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge [1039:000a]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:0d.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
    	Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    	Kernel modules: 8139cp, 8139too
    00:0f.0 Audio device [0403]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller [1039:7502]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon X2300 [1002:718a]
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)
    	Kernel driver in use: ath5k_pci
    	Kernel modules: ath5k
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0781:5406 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer Micro U3
    Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0bda:0116 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 174f:6a31 Syntek Web Cam - Asus A8J, F3S, F5R, VX2S, V1S
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0b05:1712 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. BT-183 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR adapter
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_utf8                1760  1 
    nls_cp437               5568  1 
    vfat                    9152  1 
    fat                    40864  1 vfat
    nls_base                6820  4 nls_utf8,nls_cp437,vfat,fat
    radeon                118720  2 
    drm                    65384  3 radeon
    rfcomm                 28368  0 
    l2cap                  17280  5 rfcomm
    ppdev                   6468  0 
    parport_pc             22500  0 
    lp                      8164  0 
    parport                31084  3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    ipv6                  235396  16 
    acpi_cpufreq            6796  0 
    cpufreq_conservative     5960  0 
    cpufreq_userspace       3172  0 
    cpufreq_ondemand        6476  2 
    cpufreq_powersave       1856  0 
    cpufreq_stats           3776  0 
    freq_table              4224  3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    loop                   12748  0 
    joydev                  8480  0 
    snd_hda_intel         325720  1 
    snd_pcm_oss            32800  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          12320  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                62660  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy           2660  0 
    snd_seq_oss            24992  0 
    snd_seq_midi            5728  0 
    snd_rawmidi            18496  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      6432  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    arc4                    1824  2 
    snd_seq                41456  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    ecb                     2624  2 
    crypto_blkcipher       15236  1 ecb
    snd_timer              17800  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          6380  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    serio_raw               4740  0 
    ath5k                  87648  0 
    pcspkr                  2432  0 
    snd                    45636  11 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    psmouse                32336  0 
    mac80211              139808  1 ath5k
    soundcore               6368  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc          7816  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    cfg80211               21608  2 ath5k,mac80211
    hci_usb                12252  2 
    usb_storage            77120  1 
    bluetooth              44996  7 rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usb
    video                  16464  0 
    output                  2912  1 video
    asus_laptop            14264  0 
    ac                      4196  0 
    battery                10180  0 
    led_class               3908  1 asus_laptop
    button                  6096  0 
    sis_agp                 6752  0 
    agpgart                28808  2 drm,sis_agp
    evdev                   8000  7 
    ext3                  105576  2 
    jbd                    39476  1 ext3
    mbcache                 7108  1 ext3
    sd_mod                 22200  6 
    ide_cd_mod             27684  0 
    cdrom                  30176  1 ide_cd_mod
    8139too                20384  0 
    ide_pci_generic         3908  0 [permanent]
    8139cp                 16800  0 
    mii                     4896  2 8139too,8139cp
    ohci_hcd               18500  0 
    ehci_hcd               28428  0 
    sata_sis                5156  3 
    pata_sis                3040  1 sata_sis
    sis5513                 6788  0 [permanent]
    ide_core               96168  3 ide_cd_mod,ide_pci_generic,sis5513
    ata_generic             4676  0 
    usbcore               118224  5 hci_usb,usb_storage,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    libata                140448  3 sata_sis,pata_sis,ata_generic
    scsi_mod              129548  3 usb_storage,sd_mod,libata
    dock                    8304  1 libata
    thermal                15228  0 
    processor              32576  4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
    fan                     4196  0 
    thermal_sys            10856  4 video,thermal,processor,fan
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.26-2-686
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    
    ============ iwconfig ============

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    What does iwconfig say the name of your device is? Whatever it is, do you see access points when doing:
    Code:
    iwlist {your device's name without brackets} scan
    It may be your device is still looking for the hotel's access point and not the one you are trying to connect to. Look in the iwlist and find your AP's name and change iwconfig to reflect it. For example, if the AP's name is "Lajoie_one," you'd do:
    Code:
    iwconfig {your device's name without brackets} essid "Lajoie_one"
    Or you could try:
    Code:
    iwconfig {your device's name without brackets} essid any
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    Result of

    Code:
    Jupiter:/home/steve# iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0     No scan results
    
    Jupiter:/home/steve# iwlist wlan0 scanning
    wlan0     No scan results
    My access point is named sol and each computer is named after a planet.

    Code:
    Jupiter:/home/steve# iwconfig wlan0 essid "sol"
    Jupiter:/home/steve# iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wmaster0  no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"sol"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B   
              Encryption key:XXXX-XXXX-XX
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    I did see the hotel's name in there, but I changed it. Ubuntu was nice in that it showed every wireless network within range. Debian doesn't do that.
    I've XXXXed out my encryption key. Just paranoid.

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    I've had issues with ath5k on eeepcs that seem similar to yours. ath5k is a fine driver but in two cases, I had to abandoned it and use madwifi. If you want to give that a try it's pretty easy to compile. Once compiled, you will need to take out ath5k first:
    Code:
    /sbin/modprobe -r ath5k
    Then:
    Code:
    /sbin/modprobe ath_pci
    If no errors, do lsmod and see if it is present. If so, retry going through iwconfig.
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    The first step unloaded the ath5k driver.

    The second step returns and error: "FATAL: Module ath_pci not found."

    Now I don't see wlan0 at all.

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    Were you able to get it compiled? Here is a more detailed instruction on how to get it compiled and installed on your system.

    UserDocs/FirstTimeHowTo - madwifi-project.org - Trac

    By the way, should you want ath5k again, simply do:
    Code:
    /sbin/modprobe ath5k
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    I went to this website:at debian.org for the ath_pci - Debian Wiki.

    That seemed to describe how to install ath_pci. I believed it because it had the two steps you included. I thought "hey! All I gotta do is these extra steps to get a MadWiFi ath_pci driver!"

    WRONG!! Not only did it not install ath_pci, but it removed over 150 packages, including Gnome.

    Ha. Ha. Stupid newbie killed his own system by following the steps given. "Put bullets in gun. Put gun to head. Pull trigger."

    Won't trust them again.

    Anyway, have most stuff reinstalled now.

    I'll try this other MadWiFi website. Lets assume I butcher my system again; what would be a good linux compatible network USB drive? There has got to be a better way than this.

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    I tried to follow the instructions on the first time MadWiFi webpage.

    Now, I don't think I have any MadWiFi installed, and I couldn't find a MadWiFi directory, so removing them was not an issue.

    Entered the command
    Code:
    # module-assistant auto-install madwifi-source
    And got a nice ASCII error message screen that said:

    Installation of the madwifi-source source failed.

    Ignoring this package. Maybe you need to add something to
    sources.list, maybe the contrib and non-free archives.

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    Yeah!! Got ath_pci compiled and installed and used the modprobe command on it.

    It didn't change a thing, though. Still doesn't work, same as before I think.

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    No errors when running modprobe? Do you see ath_pci when doing lsmod? If so, is ath0 listed when doing iwconfig? Do you see access points when doing:
    Code:
    iwlist ath0 scan
    If you still have essid configured for your home's device:
    Code:
    ifconfig ath0 up
    Also, check /etc/resolv.conf and make sure nameserver lists your router's IP address or the DNS entries from your ISP.
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