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Old 02-21-2009, 01:38 AM   #1
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Sorry to post this problem here but I'm having problems getting my wireless connection to work with the newest version of Ubuntu (8.10 - Intrepid Ibex). I have searched all over the ubuntu forums and have not been able to find a solution. Just wondering if there are any Ubuntu savvy HBTers that have some advice.

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Atheros 5007 wireless

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Old 02-21-2009, 01:43 AM   #2
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MadWiFi drivers - start there. Errrrrr...

Damn it, you might have to use the NdisWrapper to get it to play nicely. I havent played with Ubuntu in a while. I had issues getting wireless to play nicely as well.
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:32 AM   #3
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As joe mentioned, ndiswrapper is what you needs.

I am a little buzzed so I cant find the link that got me up and running, but try this...

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/interne...iswrapper.html

I used the CD that came with my linksys WPC100 to supply the .inf file. Worked like a charm! If this does not work for you, I will see if I can dig up the link that got me up and running.

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Forgot to add something. I am not sure if this problem is on a laptop or not, but my wireless was dropping every time I closed my laptop or it went into standby. This fixed it...

Fix Ubuntu Dropping Wireless on Suspend/Hibernate Resume « On the Road : Victoria J.K. Lamburn’s Blog

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That particular chipset isn't supported by the mainline MadWifi driver, but there is a patched version called madwifi-hal which does work. I don't use Ubuntu, but if you search around you should be able to find instructions on installing it.

Personally I dislike ndiswrapper, but if you can't get the native driver working it's certainly an option.

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Thanks for the advice everyone. I'm gonna try these things and see if anything works. This is pretty much a deal breaker for Ubuntu.

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If you get it to work, you will kick yourself in the ass for ever buying anything from Microsoft.

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First, let me ask, did your card work with a previous version of ubuntu, or is this your first shot?

Second, what is the output of both:

Code:
lspci
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cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:58 PM   #9
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This is my first shot at Linux ever, I just installed it Thursday. I got it to work by following the instructions on this page:

How To Get Atheros AR242x To Work on 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

Thanks for everybody's help!

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