View Full Version : [ubuntu] where are the drivers for my card

September 2nd, 2010, 05:59 PM
i have a atheros ar5b93 card and i was wondering were you got the driver i asked around and none knew where its located

September 2nd, 2010, 06:16 PM
You may find this thread useful:


As chili555 suggests, from the command prompt run:

dmesg | grep -i athIf you get the same output that harry003 did, specifically

Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapterthen the same advice Chili555 gave Harry003 will perhaps work for you, run:

sudo modprobe ath9k

and post your results here.

Plan B:

I just read abit more and found that someone had luck installing a package called linux-backports-modules-wireless-karmic-generic.

I've located this package at: http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/linux-backports-modules-wireless-karmic-generic

Follow the instructions carefully in order to download it, hopefully that same package will solve your issue.

September 5th, 2010, 11:40 PM
dmesg | grep -i ath
negative for this i got this

dmesg | grep -i ath
[ 1.554384] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.1.0 loaded
[ 1.554440] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded

sudo modprobe ath9k

sudo sudo modprobe ath9k
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/madwifi, it will be ignored in a future release.

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.