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  1. #1
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    Upgrading PCIe network adapter

    Hello Forum

    I have an Advent 5301 laptop running Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64. It comes with a Realtek RTL8187B PCIe adapter.

    I installed an Atheros ar5B95 PCIe adapter (with a mounting plate as it's a half length card), as it has the capability to used as an Access Point.

    Usually I turn on the wireless adapter by Fn + F10. This failed to work for the ar5b95.

    I typed dmesg & got the following:

    122.650702] atkbd serio0: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xad on isa0060/serio0).
    [ 122.650709] atkbd serio0: Use 'setkeycodes e02d <keycode>' to make it known.

    Also, quite soon afterwards my wired connection went off line.

    I'm thinking there's a hardware issue. There's no mention of wireless adapter in the bios, so nothing to change there. After much searching I've found nothing to help.

    So, am I niave in thinking PCIe adapters are interchangeable or have I missed something?

    If I can get the hardware issue sorted, I'm sure I'll have s/w issues to play with.

    Any help & advice is most welcome.

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    Re: Upgrading PCIe network adapter

    Does anyone know how I can get this card working in my laptop?

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    Re: Upgrading PCIe network adapter


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