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So, I'm following the instructions in the first post here- I've just had this laptop started to be set up with Linux and I've only been playing with it for ...
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    Wireless set up help please?


    So, I'm following the instructions in the first post here- I've just had this laptop started to be set up with Linux and I've only been playing with it for about 2 hours, so I'm very very new at it.

    Appreciate all help offered! My system details are in the boxes below. It's obviously the Wifi I desperately need (Cat5 cable is just not long enough...)

    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario C700 [103c:30d9]
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    	Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a02] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario C700 [103c:30d9]
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    	Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a03] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario C700 [103c:30d9]
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Conexant Systems, Inc. Presario C700 [14f1:5051]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario C700 [103c:30d9]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario C700 [103c:30d9]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario C700 [103c:30d9]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario C700 [103c:30d9]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f3)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario C700 [103c:30d9]
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario C700 [103c:30d9]
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario C700 [103c:30d9]
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    	Kernel modules: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario C700 [103c:30d9]
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:137b]
    	Kernel modules: ath5k
    02:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario C700 [103c:30d9]
    	Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    	Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp

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    Please post the output of these commands also
    Code:
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    Code:
    iwlist wlan0 scan
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    I'm sorry- I'm an absolute newbie. How do I do that?

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    Browse through your system menu and look for Terminal or Konsole, click on it.
    Which distro (flavor) are you using?
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    Is this it?

    Code:
    paige@paige-laptop:~$ ifconfig wlan0 up
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    paige@paige-laptop:~$ iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning.
    I'm using Ubuntu- I think the newest version.

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    Note: There is a wireless device built in to this laptop. Looks like it can't be found right now?

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    Is there a switch on the laptop, to activate the card?

    Also post the output of
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    ifconfig
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    OK, there is a wifi button that has been turned on (blue) all day until I just came back- it's now orange.

    Results of the newest code thing is:
    Code:
    paige@paige-laptop:~$ ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1b:38:e7:af:b5  
              inet addr:10.0.0.17  Bcast:10.0.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21b:38ff:fee7:afb5/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:88744 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:65091 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:3 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:102215515 (102.2 MB)  TX bytes:12660159 (12.6 MB)
              Interrupt:16 Base address:0x1000 
    
    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:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:480 (480.0 B)  TX bytes:480 (480.0 B)
    Thankyou for your replies- I do appreciate the help. It's the first time I've delved into linux.

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    I think that light needs to be blue. Try messing with that switch a couple of times. I am not seeing the device in your output.
    Can you also post the output of these commands please?
    Code:
    lsmod
    This will tell us which modules are loading.

    Code:
    modprobe -r ath5k
    Code:
    modprobe ath5k
    This will remove the module and reload, and you shouldn't get any output from this command, if you do, post that too.
    Did the card work very recently with Windows?
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