I recently Purchased the Gigabyte GN-WI06N-RH and was hoping to get it (drivers) installed and working on my dell mini. Hoping that someone here might be able to help me out
I am Have attempted to get this working in both Ubuntu 8.1 and Kubuntu 8.1
I attempted to install the madwifi-ng drivers by using this page:
the first divider after all the code says that the AR5008 should be compliant, and that it is in "experimental mode" but still usable.
When i was following the steps on that page, i got errors saying "iwe_stream_add_event" then i followed what the page said and attempted to install the other way, which also didn't work.
i also blacklisted the ath5k.ko and the ath9k.ko in my /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist directory using nano.
I checked in my BIOS to see if the wireless was enabled also.
i removed both the madwifi directory in my folder, and the tar.gz i downloaded, then nothing worked after a reboot.
so..i found another page http://probing.wikidot.com/ubuntu-in...h9k-by-madwifi and i followed the instructions, and as of right now i get nothing.
my ifconfig tells me i have pan0, l0 (local), and eth0. nothing about ath0.
I can't seem to get it to work and i am rather confused, with my last laptop the madwifi install worked great.
any and all help no matter how small is greatly appreciated.
I can give command output if need be also
I have tried at least 7 different methods of getting the wireless card working on this laptop and i have had no luck.
whenever i finish compiling and all the steps required, and i reboot no wireless device was found.
I dont know if it's a motherboard issue or what...but i cannot get the wireless working in either ubuntu 8.1 or kubuntu 8.1
Guides I Have Followed
I contacted dell over the phone and it seems that it's just a weird incompatibility w/ the laptop.
Neither dell or Gigabyte know what to do, or i guess care to help that much :/
Moral of the story though this card will not work w/ the dell inspiron 910 mini,
hopefully this thread and information saves someone alot of time.
if anyone has any ideas please let me know.