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DaddyUnit
June 22nd, 2008, 03:13 PM
I have a new (reconditioned) Acer Aspire 4520 laptop, out of the box two days ago and installed Hardy for AMD64 (see details below).

I FINALLY got ndiswrapper to install after reading wieman01's sticky post at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=564419 and ran it on a windows driver for the wireless card as described in this post http://fedora4520.blogspot.com/2008/02/wireless-atheros-ar5bxb63-or-ar5006eg.html.

When I run ndiswrapper -l I get:

net5211 : driver installed
device (168C:001C) present (alternate driver: ath_pci)


I don't know for sure that this is the right thing.

I don't know what to do next. I rebooted then went to System > Administration > Network and didn't see anything new. Is this because I still don't have the right driver, or because I haven't done something with the ndiswrapper that I should have done?

wieman01's post says "Then reboot the computer and see if you can connect using your favorite networking applet (e.g. Network Manager, WICD, Wifi Radar, etc.)." Do I need one of these? If so, how would I get it.

The people on this forum have been great and your continued support and assistance is very much appreciated.

Here are more details on my machine:

Acer Aspire 4520
AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core Processor 1K-53(1.7GHz, 2x 256KB L2 Cache)
There's a sticker on the case that says I've got nvidia GeForce 7000M

lspci

00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Co-processor (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7000M (rev a2) (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
01:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
01:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
01:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
01:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)


iwconfig


lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

iwlist scan


lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.