wifi card

Michael Haney thezorch at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 14:41:37 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 7:51 AM, Shams Fantar <sethurf at free.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
> On my laptop, I try to set up the wifi card.
> If I configure the wifi directly in /etc/network/interfaces, no problem :
> auto wlan0
> iface wlan0 inet dhcp
> wireless-key XXXXXXXX
> wireless-essid linksys
> Well, good thing, but I would like to use any software for the wifi. I
> don't want to do that manually. Because, with this way to do, I have to
> do everything in command line to be connected to any wifi network.
> So, I found some graphic softwares to do that. Like wicd, I get "no
> wireless networks found". I tried other graphic softwares, same thing.
> What to do ? Because my wifi card is recognized by Ubuntu, anyway.
> Thanks and see you.

I'm curious, has support for Atheros wifi adapters been addressed yet
or not?  Ubuntu 7.10 detected the card and drivers appeared in the
Hardware Drivers Manager but even with them enabled it still wouldn't
work under Network Manager.  I have an Acer Aspire 4520 which uses an
Atheros wifi adapter with, ewww, a Broadcom chip.  Atheros recommends
the MadWiFi drivers which are a part of Ubuntu Restricted Extras, but
they didn't help.  I read that the new Kernel is supposed to address
wifi compatibility problems with Atheros adapters so I'm wondering if
anyone has an Acer laptop and got wifi working.  Anyone?

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