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rob2nd9th
July 7th, 2009, 07:12 AM
Hi , ok I have two laptops, an Acer Aspire 5720 running ubuntu 9.4 Kernel 2.6.28-13-generic

This sees and picks up the wifi (3com) fine

The other a Compaq presario CQ60 running ubuntu 9.4 Kernel 2.6.28-13-generic sees no wireless at all?

Any thoughts

thanks

superprash2003
July 7th, 2009, 07:17 AM
post output of lshw -C network

rob2nd9th
July 7th, 2009, 12:01 PM
Here it is.

WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Ethernet
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: a
bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
logical name: eth0
version: a2
serial: 00:1f:16:63:ea:ae
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.61 ip=192.168.1.2 latency=0 maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 module=forcedeth multicast=yes
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: 66:e8:b4:5e:6b:18
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A multicast=yes

Sankou
July 7th, 2009, 12:34 PM
This is your wireless adapter:


*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: cap_list
configuration: latency=0
It currently has no driver assigned to it. Get ndiswrapper and use it to install the windows driver for the device. You need the .inf and .sys files. Put the two in the same location. Open a terminal and change the directory to that location and run this:



sudo ndiswrapper -i [your driver].inf
Then run:



sudo ndiswrapper -l
The output should say that the driver is installed and the device is present. Reboot the system and it should recognize your wireless card.

Idefix82
July 7th, 2009, 12:49 PM
Sankou, ndiswrapper is not as simple to get to work, as you seem to think. By far the most drivers don't work with it and it sometimes takes a long time to find the right driver.

rob2nd9th, please try this guide (http://ubuntumanual.org/posts/185/install-atheros-ar242x-802-11abg-wireless-driver-in-ubuntu) by just copying and pasting the commands into the terminal and providing your password whenever you are asked for it. But instead of the last command (sudo gedit...) please do the following without rebooting

sudo modprobe ath_pci
and let us know whether your wireless comes up. If not, please post the output from

lshw -C network
again. If you get any errors along the way, please paste them here. Don't forget that at the beginning you have to disable the currently used wireless drivers (very first bullet point in the guide).

superprash2003
July 7th, 2009, 04:20 PM
have you tried system->admin->hardware drivers?

rob2nd9th
July 7th, 2009, 05:51 PM
I Followed this

http://ubuntumanual.org/posts/185/install-atheros-ar242x-802-11abg-wireless-driver-in-ubuntu

Worked very well

Thanks for all the help.