Asus Aspire One Network Woes
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 22:15:42 UTC 2009
> On Mon, 09 Feb 2009 14:01:50 -0700
> "Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Raquel wrote:
>>> I've had the notebook 2 weeks. I got rid of Windows Vista and
>>> installed Intrepid. I read a bunch of posts on the Ubuntu forum
>>> and found that I needed to install additional packages,
>>> specifically the linux-backports-modules-intrepid package, to
>>> make wireless work with my Atheros AR928x wireless card ... and
>>> it did. I went downtown to where I know there's a publicly
>>> available network and I found 12, but it was freezing cold and I
>>> needed to work on my firewall. Back home I found 2 wireless
>>> networks that neighbors have. Somewhere between there and now,
>>> wireless has stopped working and I cannot locate any wireless
>>> networks using -7, -9 or, -11.
>>> I'm reading everything I can find on using NetworkManager with
>>> Intrepid but am not finding much help yet for my problem. I'm
>>> wondering if it would help to force aptitude to reinstall
>> No. You need to find a reliable source of WiFi. In the USA
>> almost all public libraries and some eating places advertise WiFi
>> inside. Make sure your in a good place and try -9 alone. It works
>> fine for almost everyone.
> Did that Wednesday, McDonald's.
> I notice the qualifier in your last sentence, "almost". I fit into
> that category, those for whom it doesn't work.
Well let me say it this way then. It has been proven that the newest
Invincible kernel -11 is broken and does not support wiFi. So make sure
you boot with -9 when you try to get the thing working.
And go look again at the words you found for getting your wiFi
hardware working. I put this in google:
Ubuntu, Atheros AR99X
And it came up with much trouble with that hardware! It said the Madwifi
driver might work. There is a lot there. Look it over.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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