This seems to be an issue right now. there are some bug reports in launchpad that encyption + DHCP does not work
EDIT: I ran across this. Might be helpful.
Last edited by cyberdork33; October 23rd, 2008 at 12:35 AM.
I've managed to compile and install the compat-wireless driver from source in 8.10, but it only works if I run sudo make load every time I restart the PC. I changed form madwifi drivers because they didn't resume from suspend properly. It now does that perfectly but I have to start them by hand after a reboot.
Can I get these to run on startup?
You can use an init.d script to do that on bootup: refer to Adding a Startup Script
Originally Posted by BjBlaster
Comment deleted. I found my own way forward.
Thanks for your work.
Last edited by mngsailing; November 28th, 2008 at 11:20 PM.
Anybody using ath9k for wifi should take a look to this post and the links inside: here
With these links and steps I was able to use the wifi on that laptop.
I was Ok with ath9k.
Then I reinstalled 8.04 in order to repartition. So I lost it.
How do I find and then
extract the script from the tar.gz that I got from rapidshare?.
Ok Done that.
Originally Posted by mngsailing
Still have network unclaimed. Is there a diagram anywhere of how this Stuff fits together?
I'm not positive on that answer - I used ath9k, but not via the script/package you mention. Does it build a module or something else? If a module, you should be able to do:
If you are comfortable, you can recompile your kernel with support for ath9k. That's what I did and it worked perfectly.
Sorry if this wasn't the answer you were looking for... I can't answer exactly since I didnt use your method - just sharing what worked for me. Any kernel > 22.214.171.124 has ath9k support built in.
I've got a HP laptop with an Atheros AR928X card. I'm running Ubuntu 8.10. The computer is dropping the WEP dynamic wireless connection every 5 minutes at work and the signal is bad. The guy just beside me at work has got Ubuntu 8.10 running on a PC also but gets 100% signal for the same connection. Are the packages proposed here only working with Macs?
Thanks a lot!
The ath9k driver is a driver for Atheros based chipsets, not just those in Macbooks. I'd take a look at this PAGE. It contains info on the ath9k driver and listed cards/computer that are known to have [what I assume to be working] chipsets.
Listed under the HP (AR9280/HB92, 2x2 DB) section:
- HP Pavilion dv5
- Compaq Presario CQ50
- HP G50
- Compaq Presario CQ70
- HP G70
- HP Pavilion dv7
One thing that's helped me isolate the problem in the past is to connect to a non-secure network first, just to test things out. When I first compiled in ath9k support to my kernel, I simply turned off all security via my router config page, then used wicd (I use(d) Zenwalk Linux) to try to connect and iron out any issues on the purely hardware/configuration side. Only then did I turn security (e.g. WEP or WPA) back on and try to connect.
If you can't turn security off on your work router, try it from home or a friend's house. Turn security off. Can you connect to the internet? Can you open a terminal window and do 'ping www.google.com' successfully? Do you have a good signal? If you go to another friend's house, can you duplicate the same results?
These types of questions and experiments start narrowing down the true problem.
Hope that helped!
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