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Help with Wireless on Linux

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Posted on 29-12-07 07:56
Ok, so i'll cut to the chase.

I have a Acer Aspire 5051AWXMi
With a built in Invilink 802.11b/g WLAN.

I'm dual booting with Ubuntu and Vista. I currently not sure of the chipset, although this is a snippet of lspci

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02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. Unknown device 001c (rev 01)





I'm suspecting that to be the the chipset of the wireless.
No matter what i do, i can't get it working.

Any help is appreciated.

If more information is need let me know.


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Posted on 29-12-07 10:25
this was the first thing on google and i assume it's what your looking for.
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Posted on 29-12-07 16:17
For Atheros chipset you need Madwifi drivers.
In different versions of Ubuntu the drivers are :
- installed already
- compiled available in Ubuntu repository ( apt-get )
- to download and compile from madwifi web pages

Check commands ifconfig , iwconfig , wlanconfig
when successfully installed the card responds as ath0.

If Madwifi solution doesn't work try ndiswrapper.

http://madwifi.org
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Posted on 29-12-07 18:02
Hold on, I took a ton of notes when I set up wireless on Debian just in case I ever had to do it again, I'll look them up for you.
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Posted on 29-12-07 18:35
Alright, read this:

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http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/FirstTimeHowTo




and this:

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http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/Distro/Ubuntu




What it might not tell you is that you need to edit your /etc/network/interfaces file to look something like this:

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lloh@Lucy:/etc/network$ more interfaces
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

#Wireless Override ;D [This is what you need to add.]
auto ath0
iface ath0 inet dhcp
wireless-essid [Your network essid goes here]
wireless-key    [Your WEP key goes here, if appliable]