View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do I download and install the wireless card driver for a Toshiba a215 laptop?

September 6th, 2011, 10:21 PM
I have been searching for a while on how to do this, but am unable to get anywhere. Here is the wireless card I have:

description: Wireless interface
product: AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:14:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 01
serial: 00:1b:9e:bd:23:2c
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath5k driverversion=2.6.38-11-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
resources: irq:19 memory:f8200000-f820ffff

September 6th, 2011, 10:33 PM
You might be able to download a suitable driver from the Toshiba web site (http://toshiba.com).

Because WiFi on my Toshiba laptop (with an Intel wireless chip) and its predecessor (also a Toshiba, an AR5007 if memory serves correctly) has worked "out of the box" with Ubuntu, I'm unclear on how best to install it.