So, made the switch from Windows to Linux, this is the only problem I've had so far. I'm running the latest release; (10.04?)
My wireless card works just fine on WEP and Unsecured networks. However, I cannot connect to my University's WPA2 Enterprise network. The Network Manager attempts to authenticate, and times out. When I was running Win7, I could connect just fine, so I know the card's compatible on that end.
I've tried WICD, no change. I've tried the wpa_gui, it shows no adapter and can't connect to wpa_supplicant.
According to lshw -c network, the card is seen and is functional on my home network, a WEP secured network. It shows ath9k as the driver.
Something I saw of note that might mean something;
chris@chris-netbook:~/Desktop$ lshw -c network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
description: Wireless interface
product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
logical name: wlan0
width: 64 bits
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k ip=192.168.1.3 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
resources: irq:16 memory:f0100000-f010ffff
With each instance of ath9k showing in red. Being new to the system, I have no idea what that means. The Used By 0 tends to make me think that something might be amiss.But I don't really know.
chris@chris-netbook:~/Desktop$ lsmod | grep ath9k
ath9k 306138 0
mac80211 205402 1 ath9k
ath 7611 1 ath9k
cfg80211 126496 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
led_class 2864 1 ath9k
My intuition tells me something is up with wpa_supplicant, but I really can't say that with any confidence. I've done a pretty comprehensive search regime on anything I could think of relating to this, and haven't found anything that's been able to help me.
Any help is much appreciated, if more information would help, let me know and I'll provide.