[SATLUG] Atheros wifi driver installation
wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 12 20:33:45 CDT 2009
Because of my great ignorance, I hesitated to jump in, but, what the
heck. I spent all of last summer trying to get WiFi working on the
64-bit version of Umbutu 8.04. Finally, someone on list (Jim) suggested
I try the 32-bit version. I did and the problem was solved. Ndiswrapper
wouldn't accept a 32-bit Win driver for a 64-bit program.
> Hi folks... My current Acer Aspire 3050 laptop is dying - overall
> performance drop, keys sticking or not writing, screen darkening and
> forever running hot. I've replaced it with a newer Acer Aspire 5155
> (AMD Athlon 64 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM). Problem: While the 3050 had a
> Broadcom wifi card, and I'd finally discovered how to make the
> restricted drivers work, the new 5155 has an Atheros wifi card, and
> I'm lost again... I've loaded Ubuntu 8.04LTS (fresh load), and the
> system says its using the Atheros restricted driver(s), but I'm not
> even seeing a wifi light, much less connecting to anything. Wired
> networking/internet runs just fine and everything else runs cherry.
> Any suggestions?
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