Wi Fi on my laptop
mwmcmlln at mnsi.net
Fri Nov 21 13:28:47 UTC 2008
On Fri, 2008-11-21 at 05:45 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Karl Larsen wrote:
> >> Well on my cheap laptop with Intrepid I did a lshw -C network and
> >> got this for my effort to connect to a WiFi internet.
> >> *-network UNCLAIMED
> >> description: Ethernet controller
> >> product: AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
> > ...
> >> I gather the kernel driver for this device is un-availium on Linux.
> > Why? A simple google for "linux AR242x ubuntu" says it is available,
> > though perhaps not yet in a deb.
> It's available from a web page as a tar ball. Not for apt-get yet.
Which is odd, openSuSE 11.0 shipped with the ath5k, a good 6 months
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