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Hi, I just installed EasyPeasy linux on my Asus EEE PC 1001p. I cannot access to the Internet on my WiFi setup. I tried to install ndiswrapper and ndisgtk but ...
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    Asus eee pc 1001p atheros wifi : cannot access to internet


    Hi,

    I just installed EasyPeasy linux on my Asus EEE PC 1001p.

    I cannot access to the Internet on my WiFi setup.

    I tried to install ndiswrapper and ndisgtk but it failed.

    Here are my Linux's specifications :
    Code:
    Ubuntu
    Version 10.04 (lucid)
    Kernel Linux 2.6.32-21-generic
    GNOME 2.30.0
    Here are my network specs :

    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge [8086:a010]
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    	Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a011]
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    	Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a012]
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller [8086:27bc] (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c1] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    	Kernel modules: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [1969:1062] (rev c0)
    	Kernel driver in use: atl1c
    	Kernel modules: atl1c
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. Device [168c:002c] (rev 01)
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 005 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 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 13fe:3600 Kingston Technology Company Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13d3:5111 IMC Networks 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1           3249  1 
    nls_cp437               4919  1 
    vfat                    8901  1 
    fat                    47767  1 vfat
    usb_storage            39425  1 
    joydev                  8708  0 
    dm_crypt               11331  0 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   203168  1 
    snd_hda_intel          21877  2 
    snd_hda_codec          74201  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep               5412  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm_oss            35308  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          13746  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                70662  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy           1338  0 
    snd_seq_oss            26726  0 
    snd_seq_midi            4557  0 
    snd_rawmidi            19056  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      6003  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                47263  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              19098  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device          5700  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    uvcvideo               56990  0 
    snd                    54148  16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    psmouse                63245  0 
    videodev               34361  1 uvcvideo
    v4l1_compat            13251  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    serio_raw               3978  0 
    atl1c                  28083  0 
    soundcore               6620  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc          7076  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    lp                      7028  0 
    parport                32635  1 lp
    dm_raid45              81647  0 
    xor                    15028  1 dm_raid45
    fbcon                  35102  71 
    tileblit                2031  1 fbcon
    font                    7557  1 fbcon
    bitblit                 4707  1 fbcon
    softcursor              1189  1 bitblit
    vga16fb                11385  0 
    vgastate                8961  1 vga16fb
    i915                  282354  4 
    drm_kms_helper         29297  1 i915
    drm                   162471  5 i915,drm_kms_helper
    intel_agp              24177  2 i915
    ahci                   32008  2 
    i2c_algo_bit            5028  1 i915
    agpgart                31724  2 drm,intel_agp
    video                  17375  1 i915
    output                  1871  1 video
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.32-21-generic
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr e0:cb:4e:8d:de:c5  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              Packets reçus:0 erreurs:0 :0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 lg file transmission:1000 
              Octets reçus:0 (0.0 B) Octets transmis:0 (0.0 B)
              Interruption:29 
    
    lo        Link encap:Boucle locale  
              inet adr:127.0.0.1  Masque:255.0.0.0
              adr inet6: ::1/128 Scope:Hôte
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              Packets reçus:112 erreurs:0 :0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:112 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 lg file transmission:0 
              Octets reçus:8768 (8.7 KB) Octets transmis:8768 (8.7 KB)
    
    
    ============ iwconfig ============
    Thank you.

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    I also followed the troubleshooting guide and it asked me to enter in the terminal :
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    Here is the output :
    Code:
      *-network UNCLAIMED
           description: Network controller
           product: Atheros Communications Inc.
           vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
           version: 01
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
           configuration: latency=0
           resources: memory:fbff0000-fbffffff
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
           vendor: Atheros Communications
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: c0
           serial: e0:cb:4e:8d:de:c5
           capacity: 100MB/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.0.1-NAPI firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
           resources: irq:29 memory:f7fc0000-f7ffffff ioport:ec00(size=128)
    We can see that my Atheros wifi card is "UNCLAIMED"...

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    First Try
    Code:
    sudo lsmod | grep ath
    or

    Code:
    lsmod | grep ath*
    If ath5k and ath9k show up

    Code:
    sudo modprobe ath9k



    then

    Code:
    sudo ifconfig -a
    again. Hopefully wlan0 will show up in next post. I hope

    I tried to install ndiswrapper and ndisgtk but it failed.
    does not cause a conflict. To check what driver is loaded
    Code:
     sudo lspci -vnn
    and look for something like

    Code:
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. Device [168c:002c] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Device [1a3b:1112]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
    Memory at fbff0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [60] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
    Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
    Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 12-14-24-ff-ff-17-15-00
    Capabilities: [170] Power Budgeting <?>
    Kernel driver in use: <whatever driver shows up>
    Your kernel came with the atheros driver module (ath9k) in your kernel.

    ath9k is a driver supporting Atheros 802.11n PCI/PCI-E chipsets, included in the mainline Linux kernel since version 2.6.27.
    I don't know why the heck easy peasy did not load it though. Search term I used in google was

    168c:002c debian
    which brought me to

    DebianEeePC/Models - Debian Wiki

    and

    ath9k - Debian Wiki

    If everything looks cool and and ath9k shows it is loaded and wlan0 wireless shows upo in ifconfig -a readout. Then you can enable and connect wirelesss in easy peasy network manager.

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    I entered :

    Code:
    lsmod | grep ath*
    and I got :

    Code:
    vfat                        8901 0
    fat                        47767 1 vfat
    v4l1_compat                13251  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    atl1c                     28083  0
    vgastate                  8961  1 vga16fb
    There is no mention of neither ath5k, nor ath9k.

    And when I entered :

    Code:
    sudo lspci -vnn
    Here are the relevant part about my Atheros card :

    Code:
    Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [1969:1062] (rev c0)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:838a]
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 29
    	Memory at f7fc0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
    	I/O ports at ec00 [size=128]
    	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [48] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
    	Capabilities: [58] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [6c] Vital Product Data <?>
    	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
    	Capabilities: [180] Device Serial Number ff-4e-cb-e0-c5-de-8d-ff
    	Kernel driver in use: atl1c
    	Kernel modules: atl1c
    
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. Device [168c:002c] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Device [1a3b:1112]
    	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
    	Memory at fbff0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
    	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
    	Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
    	Capabilities: [60] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
    	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
    	Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
    	Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 12-14-24-ff-ff-17-15-00
    	Capabilities: [170] Power Budgeting <?>
    There line with "Kernel drive in use" is missing...

    I followed and read the hyperlink you gave me.

    I found that webpage : (wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC/Model/1005P)

    I think that if I installed the "Squeeze" installer, maybe it will install the ath9k driver I do not have (wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC/HowTo/InstallUsingStandardInstaller).

    What do you think?

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    Try

    Code:
    sudo modprobe ath9k
    for grins in easy peasy and then

    Code:
    sudo ifconfig -a
    If wlan0 does not show up in ifconfig -a. Then try

    Code:
    sudo modprobe ath5k
    then

    Code:
    sudo ifconfig -a
    again.

    It can't hurt. Maybe easy peasy left the ath module out of their kernel build (which would be pretty ignorant IMO)

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    Netbook Data: Acer Aspire One 150 ZG5 - EasyPeasy Wiki

    Reading that. It looks like the ath5k driver is what is used in easy peasy instead of ath9k

    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)

    Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device [105b:e008]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
    Memory at 35200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [60] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [90] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=1
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
    Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel <?>
    Kernel driver in use: ath5k_pci
    Kernel modules: ath5k

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    Found this since you are

    Ubuntu
    Version 10.04 (lucid)
    How to enable the ath9k wireless driver on Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) | dimitar.me

    Edit: Ignore this as you already have a

    Code:
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.32-21-generic

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    I solved it.

    I noticed that my ethernet card was working so I plugged in my ethernet cable directly into my eee-pc.

    I downloaded and installed all the patches that Easypeasy suggested and now, my wifi works.

    Code:
    $ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"BELL599"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 64:0F:28:26:64:61   
              Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:on
              Link Quality=66/70  Signal level=-44 dBm  
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    Thank you!

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