Xubuntu and WiFi Madness (version 6.10)

Irena and Richard Jenkins richard.jenkins at internode.on.net
Thu Dec 21 05:46:29 UTC 2006

Am running Xubuntu (version 6.10) on this old celeron laptop.  Memory is only 
96 Meg ... hence my choice of Xubuntu.  I battled on past the 'anthy 
problem' ... and have installed Xubuntu.  Whereas in the past I found WiFi to 
be  breeze ... it's now come to a full-stop!

The card is a DLink G630 ... which I know from past installs is powered by an 
Atheros chip.  On Xubuntu 6.06 the WiFI setup was easy because the three 
network interfaces were identified under network manager.  I just selected 
the one I wanted ... and brought it up.  At times I have used the ethernet, 
the modem and the wifi card ... to connect to the internet at home and away.

When I came to do the upgrade, my wifi card was recognised ... and I thought 
that this was going to be easy.  Wrong!!  My network manager stubbornly 
refuses to 'see' a wireless interface ... and so I cannot bring it up.  
Various attempts to bring up the ath0 interface have failed ... and I have 
come to a brick wall.

Has anyone else got past this little problem??

Irena and Richard Jenkins
Canberra,  AUSTRALIA

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