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    Cannot Connect Wirelessly


    Of course, I'm new with Linux, and still getting the hang of everything as I've just installed the Ubuntu OS not too long ago.

    Wireless is turned on via the switch, the laptop can find the ID, but it cannot connect with the security; WPA/WPA2. Previously, it did connect wirelessly with no security, however, it would drop off within minutes.

    What information do you need, and how do I go about getting it?

    Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7438

    Ubuntu 11.10

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    Open a terminal. Post the output of

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    sudo echo uname: && uname -a -m -p && echo lspci: && lspci && echo lsusb: && lsusb && echo lsmod: && lsmod && echo ifconfig: && ifconfig && echo ifconfig -a: && ifconfig -a && echo iwconfig: && iwconfig && echo resolv.conf: && cat /etc/resolv.conf && echo route: && route -n
    also

    Code:
    sudo ip addr show
    also

    Code:
    sudo ip link show
    for

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    First Code:

    Code:
    uname:
    Linux DSMFTW 3.0.0-24-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 24 15:36:59 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
    lspci:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
    00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1)
    00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2)
    00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
    00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
    00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
    00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
    00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
    00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
    00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
    00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
    00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
    00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
    11:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
    17:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
    1d:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
    1d:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    1d:04.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
    1d:04.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
    lsusb:
    Bus 001 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 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 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 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Wireless Mouse M305
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04e8:681c Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd Galaxy Portal/Spica Android Phone
    lsmod:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1          12617  1 
    nls_cp437              12751  1 
    vfat                   17308  1 
    fat                    55577  1 vfat
    usb_storage            44172  1 
    cdc_acm                22305  0 
    uas                    17829  0 
    parport_pc             32114  0 
    ppdev                  12849  0 
    bnep                   17923  2 
    rfcomm                 38408  0 
    bluetooth             148869  10 bnep,rfcomm
    binfmt_misc            17292  1 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   254163  1 
    snd_hda_intel          28358  2 
    snd_hda_codec          91888  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13276  1 snd_hda_codec
    joydev                 17393  0 
    snd_pcm                80435  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25241  1 snd_seq_midi
    pcmcia                 39822  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    radeon                933705  2 
    ttm                    65224  1 radeon
    drm_kms_helper         32889  1 radeon
    tifm_7xx1              12937  0 
    arc4                   12473  2 
    drm                   192194  4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    snd_seq                51567  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              28932  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    psmouse                73673  0 
    tifm_core              15040  1 tifm_7xx1
    yenta_socket           27428  0 
    snd_seq_device         14172  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    pcmcia_rsrc            18367  1 yenta_socket
    pcmcia_core            21511  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
    k8temp                 12905  0 
    snd                    55902  13 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    serio_raw              12990  0 
    soundcore              12600  1 snd
    sp5100_tco             13495  0 
    snd_page_alloc         14115  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_piix4              13093  0 
    video                  19069  0 
    sparse_keymap          13658  0 
    ath5k                 145100  0 
    i2c_algo_bit           13199  1 radeon
    ath                    19387  1 ath5k
    mac80211              393421  1 ath5k
    cfg80211              172427  3 ath5k,ath,mac80211
    shpchp                 32356  0 
    ati_agp                13242  0 
    lp                     17455  0 
    parport                40930  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    firewire_ohci          35854  0 
    firewire_core          56937  1 firewire_ohci
    sdhci_pci              13658  0 
    usbhid                 41905  0 
    hid                    77367  1 usbhid
    sdhci                  27360  1 sdhci_pci
    crc_itu_t              12627  1 firewire_core
    pata_atiixp            12967  0 
    ahci                   21634  2 
    libahci                25727  1 ahci
    r8169                  43104  0 
    ifconfig:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1b:38:a8:0d:3f  
              inet addr:192.168.0.12  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21b:38ff:fea8:d3f/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:3236 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:3291 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:2013336 (2.0 MB)  TX bytes:741965 (741.9 KB)
              Interrupt:43 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:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:300 (300.0 B)  TX bytes:300 (300.0 B)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1b:9e:61:8d:30  
              inet addr:192.168.0.2  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21b:9eff:fe61:8d30/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:33 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:4734 (4.7 KB)  TX bytes:7907 (7.9 KB)
    
    ifconfig -a:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1b:38:a8:0d:3f  
              inet addr:192.168.0.12  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21b:38ff:fea8:d3f/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:3236 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:3291 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:2013336 (2.0 MB)  TX bytes:741965 (741.9 KB)
              Interrupt:43 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:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:300 (300.0 B)  TX bytes:300 (300.0 B)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1b:9e:61:8d:30  
              inet addr:192.168.0.2  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21b:9eff:fe61:8d30/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:33 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:4734 (4.7 KB)  TX bytes:7907 (7.9 KB)
    
    iwconfig:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"Hottie Cookie"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 50:67:F0:F1:B9:94   
              Bit Rate=24 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality=68/70  Signal level=-42 dBm  
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:41   Missed beacon:0
    
    resolv.conf:
    # Generated by NetworkManager
    nameserver 192.168.0.1
    nameserver 205.171.3.25
    route:
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
    0.0.0.0         192.168.0.1     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth0
    169.254.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.0.0     U     1000   0        0 eth0
    192.168.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     1      0        0 eth0
    192.168.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     2      0        0 wlan0
    Second Code:

    Code:
    1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN 
        link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
        inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
        inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
           valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP qlen 1000
        link/ether 00:1b:38:a8:0d:3f brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
        inet 192.168.0.12/24 brd 192.168.0.255 scope global eth0
        inet6 fe80::21b:38ff:fea8:d3f/64 scope link 
           valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    3: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP qlen 1000
        link/ether 00:1b:9e:61:8d:30 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
        inet 192.168.0.2/24 brd 192.168.0.255 scope global wlan0
        inet6 fe80::21b:9eff:fe61:8d30/64 scope link 
           valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    Third Code:

    Code:
    1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN 
        link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP qlen 1000
        link/ether 00:1b:38:a8:0d:3f brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    3: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP qlen 1000
        link/ether 00:1b:9e:61:8d:30 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    Thanks for the information. Still getting a handle on everything that I need to learn.

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    wlan0 is your wireless interface and it is up.

    Code:
    17:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
    That is your wireless chip. Your wireless interface shows ready to connect in resolv.conf

    Code:
    192.168.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     2      0        0 wlan0
    So all I can tell is that you don't know how to enable wireless connection in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Desktop. I don't run Unity or Ubuntu 12.04LTS so I am going to give you a manual and some other link instructions for connecting through Ubuntu's Network manager in 12.04LTS. You are almost there. No drivers need loading.

    I don't know why though for

    but it cannot connect with the security; WPA/WPA2. Previously, it did connect wirelessly with no security, however, it would drop off within minutes.
    My Internet service provider , Windstream, sucks at times on the weekends and on Friday and the main server drops my connection intermittently. The problem is not on my end but on my crappy internet server provider.
    Maybe that is happening to you. Because this looks good also. No drops.

    Code:
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"Hottie Cookie"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 50:67:F0:F1:B9:94   
              Bit Rate=24 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality=68/70  Signal level=-42 dBm  
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:41   Missed beacon:0
    Maybe you just need to Check:

    Code:
    sudo grep ath /etc/modprobe.d/*
    then

    Code:
    sudo rfkill list
    Just to be sure and also Deactivate IPv6 in the NM-applet in case it is your problem also. rfkill shows whether wireless key is killing connection (just showing how to check it). The command above it is for checking encryption.

    Also. Let us know which version of wpa encryption are you using. Your wireless chip is the same as my eeepc 900 and I run OK with wpa encryption but I use AntiX and wicd is my network manager and Icewm is my Window manager.

    Code:
    Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
               IF: eth0 state: down speed: 10 Mbps duplex: half mac: <filtered>
    
               Card-2: Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filtered>
    So that atheros wifi chip is fully supported in all Linux distro kernels that a recent, and yours is recent enough.

    Code:
    uname:
    Linux DSMFTW 3.0.0-24-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 24 15:36:59 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
    It is late here , 4am, and I just got up for milk and cookies so I am half sleepy and tired. Going back to bed now. Here is the guide I promised. Bookmark it or download a pdf version of it for reading offline.

    Getting Started with Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) PDF Guide*|*Ubuntu Geek

    Here is another one

    Ubuntu Precise -

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    Gave them all a shot, but to no avail.

    Did some searching on Google, and have found that the wireless card I'm using tends to have problems connecting wirelessly, although the ethernet controller does quite well when hooked up with the LAN cable (if I'm using the terminology correctly).

    Bit annoying to have the laptop continuously connected with the LAN cable.

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    Did some searching on Google, and have found that the wireless card I'm using tends to have problems connecting wirelessly,
    Weird. Because my eeepc 900 uses the same chip and I have no problems with AntiX, Puppy Tests, plus other Debian distros I have tested for developers on that netbook. Even with wpa encrypted networks away from my home.

    Maybe you have a bad Ubuntu download or burn. That wireless chip has been working good with Linux since kernel 2.6.x with the ath5k module.

    Did you do a md5sum check of Ubuntu downloaded Iso before installing Ubuntu?

    Just for reference. Here is a couple of readouts on this Acer Aspire One ZG5 with a Atheros wireless chip using ath5k that I am posting from on a wpa2 encrypted wireless network.

    Code:
    $ inxi -Fxz
    System:    Host: biker-laptop Kernel: 3.0.0-23-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.4.3) 
               Desktop: Gnome 2.30.2 Distro: Ubuntu 10.04 lucid
    Machine:   System: Acer (portable) product: AOA150 version: 1
               Mobo: Acer model: N/A Bios: Acer version: v0.3305 date: 05/09/2008
    CPU:       Single core Intel Atom CPU N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3191.78 
               Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 
               X.Org: 1.7.6 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz 
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME GEM 20091221 2009Q4 x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 7.7.1 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Audio:     Card: Intel N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: HDA Intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
    Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath5k bus-ID: 03:00.0
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
               Card-2: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller 
               driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (4.3% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600BEVT size: 160.0GB temp: 41C 
    Partition: ID: / size: 7.1G used: 3.0G (45%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 25G used: 3.5G (15%) fs: ext4 
               ID: swap-1 size: 2.11GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
    RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: N/A 
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
    Info:      Processes: 138 Uptime: 1:48 Memory: 327.7/989.7MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: N/A Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.14
    Here is a readout from a test I am doing for Macpup Linux on the Acer Netbook for a developer on a version not released yet

    Code:
    System:    Host: puppypc11503 Kernel: 3.2.18 i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
               Desktop: Enlightenment 0.16.999.71440 Distro: macpup Linux
    Linux 3.2.18 [i686 arch]
    Machine:   System: Acer (portable) product: AOA150 version: 1
               Mobo: Acer model: N/A Bios: Acer version: v0.3305 date: 05/09/2008
    CPU:       Single core (Intel Atom CPU N270,1600.00,512 KB,fpu vme de tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 xtpr pdcm movbe lahf_lm dts,3193.80,intel) (-HT-) cache: unknown  flags: (-) bmips: Not Available
               Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
               X.org: 1.11.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) tty size: 80x24 Advanced Data: N/A for root
    Audio:     Card: Intel N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
    Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
               driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
               Card-2: Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k bus-ID: 03:00.0
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: (164.1GB,-) () 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600BEVT size: 160.0GB
               2: id: /dev/sdb model: Card_Reader size: 4.1GB
    Partition: ID: swap-1 size: 2.11GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
    RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
    Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
    Info:      Processes: 66 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 109.8/996.6MB Runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.14
    So something to me is off here as that wireless chip of yours should be working just fine in Linux.

    Your wireless chip is the same as my eeepc 900 and I run OK with wpa encryption but I use AntiX and wicd is my network manager and Icewm is my Window manager.
    Code:
    Card-2: Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filtered>
    With Ubuntu 12. It should be just working out of the box also.
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    This, again, is the output for the lspci:

    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS690 Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
    00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1)
    00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2)
    00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
    00:12.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
    00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB600 USB (OHCI0)
    00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB600 USB (OHCI1)
    00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB600 USB (OHCI2)
    00:13.3 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB600 USB (OHCI3)
    00:13.4 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB600 USB (OHCI4)
    00:13.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
    00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB600 IDE
    00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
    11:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
    17:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
    1d:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
    1d:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    1d:04.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
    1d:04.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
    Strangely, it started working, out of the blue.
    The only things that I have changed, between doing the terminal commands and restarting the computer, have been keeping the LAN cable unplugged, and making sure under boot (pressing F2 before the OS starts), that the wireless is enabled, which it was.
    Any other thoughts as to why it would happen in the first place?

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