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Thread: Wireless problem with Atheros Ar8162 ubuntu 12.04

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    Wireless problem with Atheros Ar8162 ubuntu 12.04

    Hi All,

    We are finding it difficult to make the wireless work in my friend's laptop. It is a Dell Inspiron. Running on Ubuntu 12.04 with 3.2.0-30-generic kernel.

    lspci | grep -i ethernet
    Code:
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8162 Fast Ethernet (rev 10)
    Earlier rfkill was showing that the wifi was hard blocked. However wired internet was working fine. So, after few googling we installed the alx driver from compat-wireless-2012-05-10-p.tar.bz2

    This is how we did it.
    Code:
    tar -xvf compat-wireless-2012-05-10-p
    cd compat-wireless-2012-05-10-p
    scripts/driver-select alx
    make
    make install
    modprobe alx
    After the above installation, rfkill all shows:

    Code:
    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    But still we are not getting the wireless option.
    Is there anything else needs to be done?

    iwconfig gives following.
    Code:
    ppp0      no wireless extensions.
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    usbpn0    no wireless extensions.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    ksprasad

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    Re: Wireless problem with Atheros Ar8162 ubuntu 12.04

    Anybody having any clue, please..

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