View Full Version : [ubuntu] Atheros wireless works, then it doesn't

March 5th, 2009, 01:32 AM
I have 64-bit linux. I run 8.10 / Intrepid. I have a Dell dv5z. My wireless card is listed as "AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter." If the following code means anything to you, here it is: "168c:001c".

Just two days ago I was browsing the net at the public library, no problem. Now I am in a cafe, big problem. I'm using NDisWrapper at the moment. I can't figure out why it's so inconsistent, why it works one day and doesn't work at all the next. It says it's trying to connect, but can't. And my friend next to me, with Intrepid on his Dell Inspiron 1525, is surfing trouble-free. This is SOO FRUSTRATING, I want to punch my computer. I'm typing this from Vista - help me, please....