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    My wireless adapter isn't cooperating...

    Hi folks

    I just installed Ubuntu 8.04 after previously having 7.10 (did a clean install rather than an upgrade)

    Under 7.10, my wireless adapter worked perfectly. Now it seems somehow deactivated.

    Here's the result of a ' lshw -C network'

    Code:
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
      *-network               
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:0e:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 01
           serial: 00:1b:38:16:90:30
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.2LK ip=192.168.1.114 latency=0 module=r8169 multicast=yes
      *-network UNCLAIMED
           description: Ethernet controller
           product: AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
           vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:14:00.0
           version: 01
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: cap_list
           configuration: latency=0
    Note that the wifi doesn't have a logical name. Nor is any sort of wireless connection acknowledged in my network settings. A driver for it is listed in my Hardware Drivers bit, though.

    Could this be because I had the adapter powered off when I installed the OS? What can I do?

    Thanks,

    Tom.
    Last edited by itsallcrap; May 3rd, 2008 at 06:15 PM. Reason: corrected typo

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