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I have no wireless; anyone see where to start? This is the result of user Waterhead's diagnostic script... Code: ============ lspci ============ 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:0154] ...
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    No wireless: Waterheads's script here...


    I have no wireless; anyone see where to start?

    This is the result of user Waterhead's diagnostic script...


    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:0154] (rev 09)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:0156] (rev 09)
    00:14.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1e31] (rev 04)
    	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: xhci
    00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1e3a] (rev 04)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1e2d] (rev 04)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1e20] (rev 04)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1e10] (rev c4)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1e12] (rev c4)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1e26] (rev 04)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1e59] (rev 04)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1e03] (rev 04)
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    	Kernel modules: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1e22] (rev 04)
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    	Kernel modules: r8169
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. Device [168c:0036] (rev 01)
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 045e:00e1 Microsoft Corp. Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 Reciever
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024  
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0c45:64ad Microdia 
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0cf3:0036 Atheros Communications, Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024  
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    binfmt_misc             6523  1 
    rfcomm                 33579  4 
    ppdev                   5259  0 
    sco                     7949  2 
    bridge                 45710  0 
    stp                     1655  1 bridge
    bnep                    9436  2 
    l2cap                  30688  16 rfcomm,bnep
    uvcvideo               57438  0 
    videodev               34457  1 uvcvideo
    v4l1_compat            13251  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    btusb                  11085  2 
    bluetooth              49924  9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
    fbcon                  35102  71 
    tileblit                1999  1 fbcon
    font                    7557  1 fbcon
    bitblit                 4707  1 fbcon
    softcursor              1189  1 bitblit
    dell_wmi                1793  0 
    psmouse                63677  0 
    serio_raw               3978  0 
    dell_laptop             6888  0 
    dcdbas                  5422  1 dell_laptop
    xhci                   37442  0 
    vga16fb                11385  1 
    vgastate                8961  1 vga16fb
    video                  17375  0 
    output                  1871  1 video
    lp                      7060  0 
    parport                32635  2 ppdev,lp
    usbhid                 36110  0 
    hid                    67288  1 usbhid
    r8169                  34012  0 
    mii                     4381  1 r8169
    ahci                   32680  2 
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.32-50-generic
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 74:86:7a:16:6f:8b  
              inet addr:192.168.0.100  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::7686:7aff:fe16:6f8b/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:13036 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:9612 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:10346522 (10.3 MB)  TX bytes:1493195 (1.4 MB)
              Interrupt:27 Base address:0x8000 
    
    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:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:960 (960.0 B)  TX bytes:960 (960.0 B)
    
    
    ============ iwconfig ============
    Last edited by jayd512; 08-15-2013 at 05:57 AM. Reason: added [CODE] tags

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    The good news is that your wireless chip is detected:
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    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. Device [168c:0036] (rev 01)
    I believe that this chipset uses the ath9k driver. What distro are you using?
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    Yeps, it's one of the ath.. drivers. What machine are you running this on?

    I ask because I recently had to install on an old Siemens Amillo that had this wireless in but the "Wireless On" button could not be made to activate. I had to install an obscure kernel module in order to get it running.

    Cheers - VP
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    I got 10.04 LTS.

    Box is a Dell laptop w/ Intel Pentium...


    I thought about code tags on CLI return info, but then I thought about first degree, AND second degree scroll interfaces in the page, and taxing LF servers (and end-users' browser windows besides).

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    Thread on Ubuntu 10.04

    voidpointer69 said: but the "Wireless On" button could not be made to activate
    Yeah good point , it might be good to post

    rfkill list all
    Because ath9k came in Debians 2.6.27 kernel so Ubuntu should be loading ath9k up.


    ath9k is a Linux kernel driver supporting Atheros 802.11n PCI/PCI-E chips, introduced at Linux 2.6.27. Supported devices are listed at the end of this page.
    yours

    Code:
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.32-50-generic
    So maybe the Dell Hotkey switch is killing it or Wifi is turned off in the bios.

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    What's up there Rocky? Still doin' a Harley?

    Looks like wireless isn't blocked...

    root@cb-dell8-laptop:~# rfkill list all
    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    2: hci0: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    root@cb-dell8-laptop:~#

    I'm disabling Bluetooth by the applet. Re-boot comes up ENabled, and ON. Can't find a BIOS disable setting for it...

    Will try the Deb kernel...

    ed.:
    How do I revert to the older deb kernel?

    apt-get install ???
    Last edited by buccaneere; 08-15-2013 at 05:09 PM.

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    No, I would not install a older .deb or header. In fact I'd go newer like a 3 series kernel.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/MainlineBuilds

    The mainline kernels archive is located at the URL below. There is a directory for each mainline build:
    Index of /~kernel-ppa/mainline

    I'd use gdebi (gui) or command line

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i <name of kernel image goes here>
    Be sure to install Headers and Image matching debs. Then after install

    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    To get the latest kernel loaded in boot menu .

    What's up there Rocky? Still doin' a Harley?
    Still Roking bikes but right now I am in the middle of fence building and moving my shop over to my place.

    http://oi40.tinypic.com/33ts35x.jpg

    Just taking a break inside to cool off. I am done with the front. Still have the back area to fence in also.

    Edit: Be sure when you reboot that the wifi usb is plugged in. I run ath9k on some of my hard ware but I run AntiX with a 3.7.10 i486 kernel built by anticapitalista.

    Code:
     $ inxi -N
    Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k

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    I wiped 10.04, for 12.04, and still no luck here...

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    I'm not sure what to tell ya. I showed in my last post me running ath9k with a Atheros modern wireless N chip. Maybe the below thread will help with 12.04.

    [SOLVED] Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Page 2 is when they start talking about your

    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. Device [168c:0036] (rev 01)

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    Got W/L with kernel upgrade 3.7.xx

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