View Full Version : [ubuntu] ubuntu 9.04 wireless atheros ar242x problem

April 29th, 2009, 04:12 AM
So I connected my computer up to wired connection to install the 'alternate atheros "madwifi" driver' from the Hardware Drivers screen. I activated this, but when i do iwconfig, no new connections are returned (after wired connection removed / reboot) It says that the ath5k driver has been installed, but in iwconfig, no new connections are returned:

computer information:::

uname -a
Linux ubuntu #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 02:48:10 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 9.04 \n \l

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

lspci | grep Atheros
Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

Thanks for helping me get my wireless working.

April 29th, 2009, 06:01 AM
Did you reboot? I needed to reboot to get the midwifi driver to start working.

April 30th, 2009, 02:51 AM
Yes I did reboot.

May 6th, 2009, 09:47 PM
I'm experiencing the same thing. Helps us.

May 7th, 2009, 03:23 PM
I'm also experiencing this problem after upgrading to 9.04

May 7th, 2009, 03:27 PM
Hey guys try this guide it sorted mine out