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January 25th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Dear Folks!

Does anybody have experience with the installation of the driver for the wireless adapter of a Sony VGN-NR21E/S under Ubuntu?

"lshw -C Network" tells me:
description: Ethernet controller
product: AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ndiswrapper latency=0 module=ndiswrapper

and "ndisgtk" claims that driver and hardware are present but refuses to configure with the message "Could not find a network configuration tool." But I guess I did something wrong in the beginning because my "iwconfig" looks like this:
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

I did, however, change the "blacklist" file and removed "b43", "b44" and "ssb" from the kernel modules. Any ideas?
Another hint: Maybe I'm not using the perfect driver because for my model I could not find any confirmation about which one to use.


January 31st, 2009, 03:29 PM
Just for the record:

sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-intrepid-generic linux-backports-modules-2.6.27-7-generic
sudo modprobe ath5k

solved my problems. Of course, there is a new one now: I see all my neighbours networks but not mine ....