Atheros wireless drivers: installed, enabled, inoperative?
Toshiba laptop, Atheros AR5007G wireless network adapter (which definitely works under Windows), Vista/Ubuntu 8.04 dual-boot.
I'm new to (modern) Linux although I used to administer Solaris systems.
My problem is that wireless networking does not work.
System > Administration > Hardware Drivers shows two proprietary drivers (the card itself and a hardware layer), enabled and in use.
The wireless connection is not shown in the network administration tool. The wired connection is shown, configured, and works.
The command "sudo lshw -C network" shows this device as "*-network UNCLAIMED" and its configuration is shown only as "latency=0" with no driver information.
Confusingly, Ubuntu doc. says to use "sudo lshw -C network" because the device may not be "turned on". How do I interpret the results and what do I do if it's not turned on?
Ubuntu doc. also refers to System > Administration > Device Manager, which is not on the menu.
What should I do next? Wireless networking is not mission-critical for me but will obviously keep me from using Linux as much as Windows.
Re: Atheros wireless drivers: installed, enabled, inoperative?
Found a thread apparently answering the same question, and will try it:
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