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    [SOLVED] Wireless not working on Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848 with Atheros 802.11 -

    My wireless is not working on Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848 with Atheros 802.11. I am using 8.10 Intrepid.

    So I have googled and searched and I cannot seem to find a working solution to getting my wireless up and running. I tried installing the backports but it killed my xserver and I had to reinstall. Surely, it's possible to get this running. Right?

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    Re: Wireless not working on Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848 with Atheros 802.11 - Intre

    Did you have wireless on another version of Ubuntu?

    Some Toshibas have their wireless card assigned to a USB/mobo address, instead of a PCI/mobo address, and this calls for manual configuration.
    If you wanna' help, great. But explain as you go. Otherwise, you're just giving away fish, and not the important stuff - pole, bait, net, etc...

    Still a beginnerd, but not absolute...

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    Re: Wireless not working on Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848 with Atheros 802.11 - Intre

    Interesting I haven't the slightest clue how to do that. LOL. Iv'e had Ubuntu on my desktop for a few years now so I do know a little about manual configuration.

    And no I've never been able to get it to work. I had hardy installed for a while but got disgusted with it. I thought maybe Intrepid would be better but...

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    Re: Wireless not working on Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848 with Atheros 802.11 - Intre

    Post
    HTML Code:
    lspci
    , and see if your wireless card is there.

    If not, post
    HTML Code:
    lsusb
    ...
    If you wanna' help, great. But explain as you go. Otherwise, you're just giving away fish, and not the important stuff - pole, bait, net, etc...

    Still a beginnerd, but not absolute...

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    Re: Wireless not working on Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848 with Atheros 802.11 - Intre

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ireless&page=3

    The USB address 'discovery' was made at post 26. The OP gave up, just as the solution came at hand. I was disappointed, and so were some others looking for the solution...
    If you wanna' help, great. But explain as you go. Otherwise, you're just giving away fish, and not the important stuff - pole, bait, net, etc...

    Still a beginnerd, but not absolute...

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    Re: Wireless not working on Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848 with Atheros 802.11 - Intre

    Good. It looks like it's PCI and not USB then...

    04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

    Code:
    @ubuntu:~$ lsusb
    Bus 006 Device 002: ID 04f2:b070 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    mikec@ubuntu:~$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Device 7914
    00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1)
    00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2)
    00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
    00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
    00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
    00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
    00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
    00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
    00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
    00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
    00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
    04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
    05:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
    05:06.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
    05:06.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
    05:06.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)

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    Re: Wireless not working on Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848 with Atheros 802.11 - Intre

    I recently had to configure an Atheros 242x (I think it was 5200 to be specific). It turned out that the restricted driver was crap, so I downloaded the compat-wireless drivers.

    Make sure you disable the restricted driver BEFORE you attempt to install compat-wireless. I can't be sure why, but it caused me a terrible problem (and just wouldn't work)and is best to avoid. After loading the new drivers, it fired right up.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Wireless not working on Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848 with Atheros 802.11 - Intre

    Quote Originally Posted by sp0nge View Post
    I recently had to configure an Atheros 242x (I think it was 5200 to be specific). It turned out that the restricted driver was crap, so I downloaded the compat-wireless drivers.

    Make sure you disable the restricted driver BEFORE you attempt to install compat-wireless. I can't be sure why, but it caused me a terrible problem (and just wouldn't work)and is best to avoid. After loading the new drivers, it fired right up.

    Good luck!
    YES! That worked just fine. I am connected to my wireless and I didn't even need to install wicd.

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