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Thread: Acer Aspire One wifi card will NOT turn back on

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    Acer Aspire One wifi card will NOT turn back on

    OK here it goes.

    I had the ath5k driver for my atheros card running so that I could run kismet. Once I finished with kismet, my card would not recover from monitor mode. In the process of me figuring out how to put it back in manage mode, i seemed to have disabled my wifi card and i can't get it back up and running. network manager isnt acknowledging it
    lspci -C network gave me this on the wireless card:
    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Ethernet controller
    product: AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
    vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    version: 01
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Acer Aspire One wifi card will NOT turn back on

    Here is what I suggest, from a terminal:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ath5k
    sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    Does that fix it?
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    Re: Acer Aspire One wifi card will NOT turn back on

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Here is what I suggest, from a terminal:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ath5k
    sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    Does that fix it?

    That did not fix it, iwconfig does not see my wireless card at all nor does ifconfig. I believe the card's power is literally off, and I cant turn it back on. The power switch on the card never worked in ubuntu so I have no idea how i managed to do this.

    edit: ok so i got the card back on, but network manager still shows no available connections under wireless networks
    Last edited by BeerPatrol; May 10th, 2009 at 05:48 PM.

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    Re: Acer Aspire One wifi card will NOT turn back on

    bump

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    Re: Acer Aspire One wifi card will NOT turn back on

    edit: ok so i got the card back on, but network manager still shows no available connections under wireless networks
    So does iwconfig now show your wireless interface? What does this tell us?
    Code:
    sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
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    Re: Acer Aspire One wifi card will NOT turn back on

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    So does iwconfig now show your wireless interface? What does this tell us?
    Code:
    sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    tk421@Death-Star:~$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0 No scan results


    thats all i get

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    Re: Acer Aspire One wifi card will NOT turn back on

    May we please see:
    Code:
    sudo cat /var/log/messages | grep -i kill
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    Re: Acer Aspire One wifi card will NOT turn back on

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    May we please see:
    Code:
    sudo cat /var/log/messages | grep -i kill

    I didn't get anything back after typing it in

    tk421@Death-Star:~$ sudo cat /var/log/messages | grep -i kill
    tk421@Death-Star:~$

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    Re: Acer Aspire One wifi card will NOT turn back on

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    Re: Acer Aspire One wifi card will NOT turn back on

    I didn't get anything back after typing it in
    Good! That means the card is not being disabled by the switch. May we see:
    Code:
    iwconfig
    Thanks.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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