[Ubuntu-US-PA] Re Wireless Problem.

SilverTip257 silvertip257 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 18:54:41 GMT 2009

Unless it's a new Atheros-based chip, you'll need to install the Restricted
Drivers for your card.  Oftentimes Ubuntu will prompt you to use the
Restricted ones.
The open source Atheros drivers you speak of are the ath5k source IIRC.  I
believe ath5k is only for newer Atheros chips, but I currently have an older
Ath device.

For the time being, don't bother with NDISwrapper - there should be native
drivers for your Atheros card > it's one of the best supported wifi chipsets

Please provide 'lspci' output from the terminal and any information from the
manufacturer regarding the wifi card.

//  SilverTip257  //
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# cat /proc/mtd
dev:    size   erasesize  name
mtd0: 00040000 00010000 "pmon"
mtd1: 003b0000 00010000 "linux"
mtd2: 0020d8fc 00010000 "rootfs"
mtd3: 00100000 00010000 "jffs2"
mtd4: 00010000 00010000 "nvram"

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 11:47, Alex Launi <alex.launi at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 10:54 AM, TheWonk <publicpolicywonk at gmail.com>wrote:
>> what wireless card specifically is in the machine
> The easiest way to find out what wireless card is to open a terminal and
> type 'lspci' and look for the wireless adapter. If you know it's an Atheros,
> it may be easier to do 'lspci |grep -i atheros' (both of those without
> quotes). I would upgrade to 8.10 as soon as possible, with each release
> hardware support gets better and better, and if I recall correctly, Atheros
> released an open source driver between the two releases.
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