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Hi, Today I've installed Debian 5.0.0 on my Dell Vostro A840, and I couldn't get my wireless connection working. The network controller is AR242x, and the needed info is below. ...
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    Hi,

    Today I've installed Debian 5.0.0 on my Dell Vostro A840, and I couldn't get my wireless connection working. The network controller is AR242x, and the needed info is below.

    ============lspci -knn============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
    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 0c)
    Kernel modules: intelfb
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a03] (rev 0c)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 02)
    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 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:2849] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 02)
    Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller [8086:2828] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    Kernel modules: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    03:01.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II [1180:0476] (rev ba)
    Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    Kernel modules: yenta_socket
    03:01.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 04)
    Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
    Kernel modules: ohci1394
    03:01.2 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 21)
    Kernel driver in use: sdhci
    Kernel modules: sdhci
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    Kernel modules: r8169
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: 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 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0458:003a KYE Systems Corp. (Mouse Systems)
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    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
    ath5k 87264 0
    mac80211 139680 1 ath5k
    cfg80211 21576 2 ath5k,mac80211
    i915 25280 2
    drm 65256 3 i915
    rfcomm 28272 0
    l2cap 17248 5 rfcomm
    bluetooth 44900 4 rfcomm,l2cap
    ppdev 6468 0
    parport_pc 22500 0
    lp 8164 0
    parport 30988 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    ipv6 235300 16
    cpufreq_ondemand 6476 0
    cpufreq_stats 3776 0
    cpufreq_powersave 1856 0
    cpufreq_userspace 3172 0
    freq_table 4224 2 cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    cpufreq_conservative 5960 0
    sbp2 18572 0
    loop 12748 0
    joydev 8480 0
    pcmcia 29548 0
    firmware_class 6816 1 pcmcia
    arc4 1824 2
    ecb 2624 2
    crypto_blkcipher 15236 1 ecb
    serio_raw 4740 0
    pcspkr 2432 0
    psmouse 32336 0
    snd_hda_intel 324248 1
    i2c_i801 7920 0
    snd_pcm 62596 1 snd_hda_intel
    snd_seq 41456 0
    snd_timer 17800 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 6380 1 snd_seq
    i2c_core 19828 1 i2c_i801
    yenta_socket 20620 1
    rsrc_nonstatic 9504 1 yenta_socket
    pcmcia_core 31892 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    iTCO_wdt 9508 0
    snd 45604 7 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_de vice
    soundcore 6368 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 7816 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    video 16432 0
    output 2912 1 video
    wmi 6440 0
    button 6096 0
    battery 10180 0
    ac 4196 0
    intel_agp 22332 1
    agpgart 28776 3 drm,intel_agp
    evdev 8000 8
    dcdbas 6272 0
    ext3 105512 1
    jbd 39444 1 ext3
    mbcache 7108 1 ext3
    sg 26964 0
    sr_mod 13316 0
    cdrom 30176 1 sr_mod
    sd_mod 22200 3
    ide_pci_generic 3908 0 [permanent]
    ide_core 96168 1 ide_pci_generic
    ata_generic 4676 0
    usbhid 35904 0
    hid 33184 1 usbhid
    ff_memless 4392 1 usbhid
    sdhci 13060 0
    mmc_core 39932 1 sdhci
    ohci1394 24944 0
    ieee1394 75800 2 sbp2,ohci1394
    ata_piix 14180 2
    libata 140384 2 ata_generic,ata_piix
    scsi_mod 129356 5 sbp2,sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
    dock 8304 1 libata
    r8169 23684 0
    ehci_hcd 28428 0
    uhci_hcd 18672 0
    usbcore 118160 4 usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
    thermal 15228 0
    processor 32576 2 thermal
    fan 4164 0
    thermal_sys 10856 4 video,thermal,processor,fan

    ============dmesg | grep firmware============

    ============uname -r============
    2.6.26-1-686

    ============ifconfig============
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:b9:10:41:06
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:1141781562 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    Interrupt:220 Base address:0x4000

    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:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:1616 (1.5 KiB) TX bytes:1616 (1.5 KiB)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:17:c4:a7:20:18
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

    wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-17-C4-A7-20-18-6C-6F-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

    ============iwconfig============
    wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:""
    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:off
    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
    Please, help me to connect to my wifi router.
    Thanks!

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    Thank you, zenwalker! I've installed Debian 6 and now I can use my wifi.

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