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    Lubuntu 13.04 - AR242x / AR542x Wireless not working

    I run lubuntu 13.04, kernel 3.8.0-19-generic, on a compaq presario CQ60-301SL, and my wifi is not working...
    with the command lshw i get:

    Code:
    ...
            *-network
                 description: Wireless interface
                 product: AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
                 vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
                 physical id: 0
                 bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
                 logical name: wlan0
                 version: 01
                 serial: 00:24:2b:82:1a:0a
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                 configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath5k driverversion=3.8.0-19-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
                 resources: irq:23 memory:c2000000-c200ffff
    ...

    after a search on google i gave these commands:
    Code:
    echo "options ath5k nohwcrypt=1" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/ath5k.conf
    sudo modprobe -rfv ath5k
    sudo modprobe -v ath5k
    (rebooting)
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    iwlist wlan0 scan

    i get:

    Code:
    wlan0     No scan results
    and the network manager enabling option for wifi is uncheckable...

    How can I solve this?
    Thank you!

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    Re: Lubuntu 13.04 - AR242x / AR542x Wireless not working

    Please follow the "Wireless Script" link in my signature, download and run the script as per instructions there, and post back the report it generates. It will give us almost all the info required to locate the problem and possibly solve it.
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    Re: Lubuntu 13.04 - AR242x / AR542x Wireless not working

    Thank you, here is the script output:

    Code:
    
    *************** info trace ***************
    
    
    ***** uname -a *****
    
    
    Linux user-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC 3.8.0-31-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Tue Sep 10 20:03:44 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
    
    ***** lsb_release *****
    
    
    Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
    Description:    Ubuntu 13.04
    Release:    13.04
    Codename:    raring
    
    
    ***** lspci *****
    
    
    00:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP77 Ethernet [10de:0760] (rev a2)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:360a]
        Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
    --
    07:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:001c] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:137b]
        Kernel driver in use: ath5k
    
    
    ***** lsusb *****
    
    
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f2:b091 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Webcam
    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:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    
    ***** PCMCIA Card Info *****
    
    
    
    
    ***** iwconfig *****
    
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:on
              
    
    
    ***** rfkill *****
    
    
    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: yes
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    
    
    ***** lsmod *****
    
    
    ath5k                 149933  0 
    ath                    23827  1 ath5k
    mac80211              606457  1 ath5k
    cfg80211              511019  3 ath,ath5k,mac80211
    
    
    ***** nm-tool *****
    
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    
    State: connected (global)
    
    
    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            ath5k
      State:             unavailable
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        <MAC address removed>
    
    
      Capabilities:
    
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
    
      Wireless Access Points 
    
    
    
    
    - Device: eth0  [Wired connection 1] -------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            forcedeth
      State:             connected
      Default:           yes
      HW Address:        <MAC address removed>
    
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
        Speed:           100 Mb/s
    
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         on
    
    
      IPv4 Settings:
        Address:         192.168.1.1
        Prefix:          24 (255.255.255.0)
        Gateway:         192.168.1.254
    
    
        DNS:             192.168.1.254
    
    
    
    
    
    
    ***** NetworkManager.state *****
    [main]
    NetworkingEnabled=true
    WirelessEnabled=true
    WWANEnabled=true
    WimaxEnabled=true
    
    
    ***** NetworkManager.conf *****
    
    
    [main]
    plugins=ifupdown,keyfile
    dns=dnsmasq
    
    
    [ifupdown]
    managed=false
    
    
    ***** interfaces *****
    
    
    # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    
    ***** iwlist *****
    
    
    
    
    ***** resolv.conf *****
    
    
    nameserver 127.0.1.1
    search Digicom-ADSL
    
    
    ***** blacklist *****
    
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf]
    blacklist ath_pci
    
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf]
    blacklist evbug
    blacklist usbmouse
    blacklist usbkbd
    blacklist eepro100
    blacklist de4x5
    blacklist eth1394
    blacklist snd_intel8x0m
    blacklist snd_aw2
    blacklist i2c_i801
    blacklist prism54
    blacklist bcm43xx
    blacklist garmin_gps
    blacklist asus_acpi
    blacklist snd_pcsp
    blacklist pcspkr
    blacklist amd76x_edac
    
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/libpisock9.conf]
    blacklist visor
    
    
    ***** modinfo *****
    
    
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.8.0-31-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/ath5k.ko
    license:        Dual BSD/GPL
    description:    Support for 5xxx series of Atheros 802.11 wireless LAN cards.
    author:         Nick Kossifidis
    author:         Jiri Slaby
    srcversion:     0B3CF1DF2C984E30CCA3C9E
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000FF1Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000001Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000001Csv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000001Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000001Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000019sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000018sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000017sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000016sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000015sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000014sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00001014sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000010B7d00000013sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000A727d00000013sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000013sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000012sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000011sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000007sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000207sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends:        mac80211,cfg80211,ath
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.8.0-31-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    parm:           nohwcrypt:Disable hardware encryption. (bool)
    parm:           fastchanswitch:Enable fast channel switching for AR2413/AR5413 radios. (bool)
    parm:           no_hw_rfkill_switch:Ignore the GPIO RFKill switch state (bool)
    
    
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.8.0-31-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath.ko
    license:        Dual BSD/GPL
    description:    Shared library for Atheros wireless LAN cards.
    author:         Atheros Communications
    srcversion:     5627B8DA4AC105006A960BE
    depends:        cfg80211
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.8.0-31-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 
    
    
    
    
    ***** udev rules *****
    
    
    # PCI device 0x168c:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/0000:07:00.0 (ath5k)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"
    
    
    # PCI device 0x10de:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0a.0 (forcedeth)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"
    
    
    ***** dmesg *****
    
    
    [   21.434924] ath5k 0000:07:00.0: registered as 'phy0'
    [   24.854760] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x67
    [   24.854766] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a direct regpair map
    [   24.854771] ath: Country alpha2 being used: 00
    [   24.854773] ath: Regpair used: 0x67
    [   24.939761] ath5k: phy0: Atheros AR2425 chip found (MAC: 0xe2, PHY: 0x70)
    [   27.864250] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    
    
    ****************** done ******************

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    Re: Lubuntu 13.04 - AR242x / AR542x Wireless not working

    ok, I see that it was hard blocked (and nothing happened if I pressed the wifi hard button)

    if I give the command "sudo rfkill unblock all" it works!

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    Re: Lubuntu 13.04 - AR242x / AR542x Wireless not working

    Quote Originally Posted by pinolo View Post
    if I give the command "sudo rfkill unblock all" it works!
    So can we consider it solved? If yes, please mark it [SOLVED] using the "Thread Tools" link above the top post.

    If not, and because you always have to do that, you may try this (not sure, looks like it may help) -

    Check the value of a parameter -
    Code:
    cat /sys/module/ath5k/parameters/no_hw_rfkill_switch
    If it is set to "N", try this -
    Code:
    echo "options ath5k no_hw_rfkill_switch=Y" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/ath5k.conf
    This will create a conf file for ath5k driver, which apparently tells the driver to "Ignore" the hardware switch's rfkill state. Enable the wifi with rfkill command and reboot to see if it remains on. If it (the conf file) causes the opposite effect, simply delete the file -
    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/ath5k.conf
    ..and reboot to return to current state.

    ..And let me know the result.
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    Re: Lubuntu 13.04 - AR242x / AR542x Wireless not working

    solved, all right

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    Re: Lubuntu 13.04 - AR242x / AR542x Wireless not working

    Hello Varun,
    I came across your helpful posts through a search for my wireless card, and wanted to see what your opinion is on my wireless issue I've had for a few years now. Here is the output of your script I ran:

    Code:
    ########## wireless info START ##########
    
    ##### release #####
    
    Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
    Description:    Ubuntu 13.10
    Release:    13.10
    Codename:    saucy
    
    ##### kernel #####
    
    Linux deep-thought 3.11.0-19-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 11 18:48:32 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
    
    ##### lspci #####
    
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:360b]
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:001c] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company AR5BXB63 (Foxconn) 802.11bg Mini PCIe NIC [103c:137a]
        Kernel driver in use: ath5k
    
    ##### lsusb #####
    
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 064e:a102 Suyin Corp. Acer/Lenovo Webcam [CN0316]
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    ##### PCMCIA Card Info #####
    
    ##### rfkill #####
    
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    
    ##### iw reg get #####
    
    country 00:
        (2402 - 2472 @ 40), (3, 20)
        (2457 - 2482 @ 40), (3, 20), PASSIVE-SCAN, NO-IBSS
        (2474 - 2494 @ 20), (3, 20), NO-OFDM, PASSIVE-SCAN, NO-IBSS
        (5170 - 5250 @ 40), (3, 20), PASSIVE-SCAN, NO-IBSS
        (5735 - 5835 @ 40), (3, 20), PASSIVE-SCAN, NO-IBSS
    
    ##### interfaces #####
    
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    ##### iwconfig #####
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              
    
    ##### route #####
    
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
    0.0.0.0         10.168.122.1    0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth0
    10.168.122.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     1      0        0 eth0
    
    ##### resolv.conf #####
    
    nameserver 127.0.1.1
    search wp.shawcable.net
    
    ##### nm-tool #####
    
    NetworkManager Tool
    
    State: connected (global)
    
    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            ath5k
      State:             disconnected
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        <MAC address removed>
    
      Capabilities:
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
      Wireless Access Points 
    
    - Device: eth0  [Auto Ethernet] ------------------------------------------------
      Type:              Wired
      Driver:            r8169
      State:             connected
      Default:           yes
      HW Address:        <MAC address removed>
    
      Capabilities:
        Carrier Detect:  yes
        Speed:           100 Mb/s
    
      Wired Properties
        Carrier:         on
    
      IPv4 Settings:
        Address:         10.168.122.2
        Prefix:          24 (255.255.255.0)
        Gateway:         10.168.122.1
    
        DNS:             64.59.176.13
        DNS:             64.59.177.226
    
    ##### NetworkManager.state #####
    
    [main]
    NetworkingEnabled=true
    WirelessEnabled=true
    WWANEnabled=true
    
    ##### NetworkManager.conf #####
    
    [main]
    plugins=ifupdown,keyfile,ofono
    dns=dnsmasq
    
    [ifupdown]
    managed=false
    
    ##### iwlist #####
    
    wlan0     No scan results
    
    ##### iwlist channel #####
    
    wlan0     11 channels in total; available frequencies :
              Channel 01 : 2.412 GHz
              Channel 02 : 2.417 GHz
              Channel 03 : 2.422 GHz
              Channel 04 : 2.427 GHz
              Channel 05 : 2.432 GHz
              Channel 06 : 2.437 GHz
              Channel 07 : 2.442 GHz
              Channel 08 : 2.447 GHz
              Channel 09 : 2.452 GHz
              Channel 10 : 2.457 GHz
              Channel 11 : 2.462 GHz
    
    ##### lsmod #####
    
    ath5k                 135055  0 
    ath                    19187  1 ath5k
    mac80211              517444  1 ath5k
    cfg80211              401762  3 ath,ath5k,mac80211
    
    ##### modinfo #####
    
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.11.0-19-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/ath5k.ko
    license:        Dual BSD/GPL
    description:    Support for 5xxx series of Atheros 802.11 wireless LAN cards.
    author:         Nick Kossifidis
    author:         Jiri Slaby
    srcversion:     68167C5D7C0F1F5FF5D8D62
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000FF1Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000001Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000001Csv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000001Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000001Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000019sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000018sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000017sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000016sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000015sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000014sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00001014sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v000010B7d00000013sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000A727d00000013sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000013sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000012sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000011sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000007sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000207sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends:        mac80211,cfg80211,ath
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.11.0-19-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 686 
    parm:           nohwcrypt:Disable hardware encryption. (bool)
    parm:           fastchanswitch:Enable fast channel switching for AR2413/AR5413 radios. (bool)
    parm:           no_hw_rfkill_switch:Ignore the GPIO RFKill switch state (bool)
    
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.11.0-19-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath.ko
    license:        Dual BSD/GPL
    description:    Shared library for Atheros wireless LAN cards.
    author:         Atheros Communications
    srcversion:     A890CDBC88E6EF28CD751DD
    depends:        cfg80211
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.11.0-19-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 686 
    
    ##### modules #####
    
    lp
    ath_pci
    ath_pci
    
    ##### blacklist #####
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf]
    blacklist ath_pci
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf]
    blacklist evbug
    blacklist usbmouse
    blacklist usbkbd
    blacklist eepro100
    blacklist de4x5
    blacklist eth1394
    blacklist snd_intel8x0m
    blacklist snd_aw2
    blacklist i2c_i801
    blacklist prism54
    blacklist bcm43xx
    blacklist garmin_gps
    blacklist asus_acpi
    blacklist snd_pcsp
    blacklist pcspkr
    blacklist amd76x_edac
    blacklist hp-wmi
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/libpisock9.conf]
    blacklist visor
    
    ##### udev rules #####
    
    # PCI device 0x10ec:0x8136 (r8169)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"
    
    # PCI device 0x168c:0x001c (ath5k)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"
    
    # USB device 0x050d:0x705e (usb)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan1"
    
    # PCI device 0x168c:0x001c (ath_pci)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="<MAC address removed>", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="ath*", NAME="ath0"
    
    ##### dmesg #####
    
    [   20.502995] ath5k 0000:02:00.0: can't disable ASPM; OS doesn't have ASPM control
    [   20.503131] ath5k 0000:02:00.0: registered as 'phy0'
    [   21.222230] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x64
    [   21.222233] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a direct regpair map
    [   21.222237] ath: Country alpha2 being used: 00
    [   21.222238] ath: Regpair used: 0x64
    [   21.236244] ath5k: phy0: Atheros AR2425 chip found (MAC: 0xe2, PHY: 0x70)
    [   26.200965] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [   26.201316] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    
    ########## wireless info END ############
    Could you please help me? This wireless issue has been nagging me for a couple years now, and it seems like no one has been able to completely resolve it. Every version upgrade I make I cross my fingers hoping it will be solved, but so far no such luck.

    Thanks,
    -Kevin
    ps. ignore the part of my username "Dell1100" as I started this account before I my laptop of a Compaq Presario CQ60.

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    Re: Lubuntu 13.04 - AR242x / AR542x Wireless not working

    Hello Kevin,

    As replied to your PM, I am not a very useful guy these days. My current routine hardly allows any time to keep up with my forum contributions.

    I haven't looked through your previous posts very thoroughly, so not sure what all have you tried so far. For now, these are my suggestions -

    1) Please delete the 'ath_pci' entries from your '/etc/modules' file.

    2) If blacklisting 'hp_wmi' helps removing the wifi 'hard block', keep it. Otherwise remove it from the blacklist too.

    3) Delete your current udev rules file -
    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
    It will be automatically regenerated when required, with only relevant entries this time.

    4) While testing wifi, keep the Ethernet cable unplugged. Network Manager, as well as some BIOS may not allow to use wifi when a wired connection is detected.

    5) If the above suggestions don'e seem to help, try installing a backported driver as suggested in this post (replace "defconfig-ath9k" with "defconfig-ath5k" in the commands) : http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12963298

    If none of these could solve the problem, please start a new thread and give me its link (but don't put much hope on 'my' suggestions or responsiveness).
    Varun
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    Am I not replying you? Perhaps this is why.

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