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  1. #11
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi, the driver for your card is included with ubuntu 12.04 please post the output of:
    Code:
    cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    lsusb
    iwconfig
    rfkill list all
    lsmod
    by clicking on new reply and click # then paste the information between the brackets.
    Thank you
    The result of this is:

    Code:
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04 LTS"
    Linux Kai-Lapbuntu 3.2.0-27-generic #43-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 6 14:25:57 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. Device [168c:0037] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: AzureWave Device [1a3b:2100]
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:0123]
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05c8:032a Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd (Foxlink) 
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0cf3:3008 Atheros Communications, Inc. 
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ rfkill list all
    0: hci0: Bluetooth
    	Soft blocked: yes
    	Hard blocked: no
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     32474  1 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   223962  1 
    rfcomm                 46621  0 
    bnep                   18139  2 
    parport_pc             32866  0 
    ppdev                  17113  0 
    binfmt_misc            17540  1 
    joydev                 17693  0 
    mxm_wmi                12979  0 
    snd_hda_intel          33773  3 
    snd_hda_codec         127706  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13668  1 snd_hda_codec
    btusb                  18295  1 
    snd_pcm                97188  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    bluetooth             185573  13 rfcomm,bnep,btusb
    snd_seq_midi           13324  0 
    ndiswrapper           283340  0 
    uvcvideo               72627  0 
    videodev               98259  1 uvcvideo
    snd_rawmidi            30748  1 snd_seq_midi
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32    17128  1 videodev
    ums_realtek            18248  0 
    uas                    18180  0 
    psmouse                87692  0 
    serio_raw              13211  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                61896  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              29990  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14540  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    snd                    78855  16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore              15091  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         18529  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    mac_hid                13253  0 
    i915                  472897  3 
    drm_kms_helper         46978  1 i915
    drm                   242038  4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    wmi                    19256  1 mxm_wmi
    mei                    41616  0 
    i2c_algo_bit           13423  1 i915
    video                  19596  1 i915
    lp                     17799  0 
    parport                46562  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    usb_storage            49198  1 ums_realtek
    r8169                  62099  0

  2. #12
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Hi, please try:
    Code:
    sudo su
    modprobe -v ath9k
    echo "168c 0037" > /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ath9k/new_id
    exit
    Then check modinfo.
    Thanks
    Last edited by Wild Man; August 2nd, 2012 at 07:05 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi, please try:
    Code:
    sudo su
    modprobe -v ath9k
    echo "168c 0037" > /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ath9k/new_id
    exit
    Then check modinfo.
    Thanks
    The result of this was:

    Code:
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ sudo su
    [sudo] password for kai: 
    root@Kai-Lapbuntu:/home/kai# modprobe -v ath9k
    insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-27-generic/updates/cw-3.3/cfg80211.ko 
    insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-27-generic/updates/cw-3.3/ath.ko 
    insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-27-generic/updates/cw-3.3/ath9k_hw.ko 
    insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-27-generic/updates/cw-3.3/ath9k_common.ko 
    insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-27-generic/updates/cw-3.3/mac80211.ko 
    insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-27-generic/updates/cw-3.3/ath9k.ko 
    root@Kai-Lapbuntu:/home/kai# echo "168c 0037" > /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ath9k/new_id
    root@Kai-Lapbuntu:/home/kai# exit
    exit
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ modinfo ath9k
    ath9k         ath9k_common  ath9k_htc     ath9k_hw      
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ modinfo ath9k
    ath9k         ath9k_common  ath9k_htc     ath9k_hw      
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ modinfo ath9k
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.2.0-27-generic/updates/cw-3.3/ath9k.ko
    license:        Dual BSD/GPL
    description:    Support for Atheros 802.11n wireless LAN cards.
    author:         Atheros Communications
    srcversion:     21EAA32311830AA82C5169B
    alias:          platform:ar934x_wmac
    alias:          platform:ar933x_wmac
    alias:          platform:ath9k
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000033sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000032sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000030sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Esv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Csv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000029sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000027sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000024sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000023sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends:        ath9k_hw,ath9k_common,mac80211,cfg80211,ath
    vermagic:       3.2.0-27-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    parm:           debug:Debugging mask (uint)
    parm:           nohwcrypt:Disable hardware encryption (int)
    parm:           blink:Enable LED blink on activity (int)
    parm:           btcoex_enable:Enable wifi-BT coexistence (int)
    Unfortunately, it is still not in the list.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Hi, I asked the wireless expert to take a look hopefully he has time to help out because it can be hard to get an unsupported card to work.
    Thanks

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Alright, thank you so much for putting the effort in to help me.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    @Wild Man-- I have never seen the new_id trick work for PCI devices. Maybe it does, I just haven't seen it.

    @Frog--

    The Wild Man and I are looking at a thread here: http://www.digipedia.pl/usenet/thread/18835/36627/

    It suggests using the driver ath9k but it says:
    it wasn't there in the device ID table in pci.c of ath9k
    That's what we're going to do; add the device ID to the driver files and compile a new version. Please be sure you have a wired ethernet connection and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
    Now go here and download compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2 to your desktop. http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Do...ng_the_tarball

    When you have the file on your desktop, right-click it and select Extract Here. Open the folder it extracts and drill down to drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k. Open the file pci.c with any text editor such as gedit. Add your device ID as follows:
    static DEFINE_PCI_DEVICE_TABLE(ath_pci_id_table) = {
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0023) }, /* PCI */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0024) }, /* PCI-E */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0027) }, /* PCI */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0029) }, /* PCI */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002A) }, /* PCI-E */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002B) }, /* PCI-E */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002C) }, /* PCI-E 802.11n bonded out */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002D) }, /* PCI */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x002E) }, /* PCI-E */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0030) }, /* PCI-E AR9300 */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0032) }, /* PCI-E AR9485 */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0033) }, /* PCI-E AR9580 */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0034) }, /* PCI-E AR9462 */
    { PCI_VDEVICE(ATHEROS, 0x0037) }, /* PCI-E */
    { 0 }
    };
    Caution! Spacing, punctuation, etc. are crucial. Proofread twice before saving and closing gedit. All the text before and after the line I've highlighted remains unchanged.

    Now in the terminal:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/compat-wireless-2012-05-10 <--or whatever version was extracted, if not 2012-05-10
    sudo su
    ./scripts/driver-select ath9k
    make
    make install
    exit
    Reboot and tell us if your wireless works.

    FYI:
    modinfo drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k.ko
    filename: drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k.ko
    license: Dual BSD/GPL
    description: Support for Atheros 802.11n wireless LAN cards.
    author: Atheros Communications
    srcversion: 90915124DAEF86FBB8E4295
    alias: platform:ar934x_wmac
    alias: platform:ar933x_wmac
    alias: platform:ath9k
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd00000037sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd00000033sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd00000032sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd00000030sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd0000002Esv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd0000002Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd0000002Csv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd0000002Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd0000002Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd00000029sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd00000027sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd00000024sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias: pci:v0000168Cd00000023sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends: ath9k_hw,ath9k_common,mac80211,ath,cfg80211,compat
    vermagic: 3.2.0-27-generic-pae SMP mod_unload modversions 686
    parm: debug:Debugging mask (uint)
    parm: nohwcrypt:Disable hardware encryption (int)
    parm: blink:Enable LED blink on activity (int)
    parm: btcoex_enable:Enable wifi-BT coexistence (int)
    Last edited by chili555; August 4th, 2012 at 03:59 PM.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Hi, also remove ndiswrapper like this:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rf ndiswrapper
    sudo apt-get remove --purge ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 ndisgtk
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf
    sudo rm -r /etc/ndiswrapper/* 
    sudo depmod -a
    Thanks chili555.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Although it sounded very promising, unfortunately this also has not worked.

    After rebooting, modinfo shows that the chipset ID is in the list, however ifconfig and iwconfig still show no sign of wlan0.

    Code:
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ modinfo ath9k
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.2.0-27-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k.ko
    license:        Dual BSD/GPL
    description:    Support for Atheros 802.11n wireless LAN cards.
    author:         Atheros Communications
    srcversion:     90915124DAEF86FBB8E4295
    alias:          platform:ar934x_wmac
    alias:          platform:ar933x_wmac
    alias:          platform:ath9k
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000037sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000033sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000032sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000030sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Esv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Csv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000029sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000027sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000024sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000023sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends:        ath9k_hw,ath9k_common,mac80211,ath,cfg80211,compat
    vermagic:       3.2.0-27-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    parm:           debug:Debugging mask (uint)
    parm:           nohwcrypt:Disable hardware encryption (int)
    parm:           blink:Enable LED blink on activity (int)
    parm:           btcoex_enable:Enable wifi-BT coexistence (int)
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Let's see:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ath9k
    dmesg | grep ath9k
    Thanks.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Let's see:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ath9k
    dmesg | grep ath9k
    Thanks.
    The result is:

    Code:
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ sudo modprobe ath9k
    WARNING: Error inserting ath9k_hw (/lib/modules/3.2.0-27-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k_hw.ko): Invalid argument
    WARNING: Error inserting ath9k_common (/lib/modules/3.2.0-27-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k_common.ko): Invalid argument
    WARNING: Error inserting mac80211 (/lib/modules/3.2.0-27-generic/updates/cw-3.3/mac80211.ko): Invalid argument
    FATAL: Error inserting ath9k (/lib/modules/3.2.0-27-generic/updates/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k.ko): Invalid argument
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$ dmesg | grep ath9k
    kai@Kai-Lapbuntu:~$
    Although I dont have a lot of knowledge of modprobe, I would be willing to assume that the issue may have something to do with the 3 warnings and fatal error.

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