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Thanks, I hadn’t thought of that! This is all new to me. Trying a newer kernel can’t hurt. Intel Pro Wireless iwl The iwl driver replaces the now deprecated ipw driver. Support for the AHB bus got merged. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. Per a decision made by the Ubuntu Kernel Team, bugs will longer be assigned to the ubuntu-kernel-team in Launchpad as part of the bug triage process.

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Also, as Knoppix and Mepis are debian-based, Debian will probably work ok as well, but you may need to use the 2. You should then be able to test via a LiveCD. I remember reading something like sockets were not flexible enough, so there was a new way to handle things. I tried installing Trisquel 6 using text-based install and the Atheros card was found and tried to connect but failed with a message that there was “no DHCP” or a strange version of DHCP or something like that.

Linux Kernel Driver DataBase: CONFIG_ATH5K: Atheros 5xxx wireless cards support

Enable NetworkManager to use it. I have been trying to figure out why my wifi card will not work it apparently should, and it almost does. Same deauthenticating message as with the other kernels.


And speed has improved noticably. I was wondering more about other devices connected via WiFi.

If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. I have this too. Actually you are right that it should certainly work everywhere if you try to recompile and patch n stuff To post a comment you must log in.

Comment on this change optional. Trying a newer kernel can’t hurt.

Atheros 802.11a/bg PCI/PCI-E devices (ath5k)

Login or register to post comments 15 replies [ Last post ]. Cell 01 – Address: And before that there wasn’t any support at all. It’s worth trying your card with ath5k even though it is not in the list above, if it has one of the following chips: However, the solution is simple.

Not sure of the extent of the mess I made in changing files, bumbling around, and adding and removing programs, I re-installed Trisquel fresh. I am currently working with Kubuntu trying to get the same network card going This bug was filed against a series that atheeos no longer supported and so is being marked as Won’t Fix.


Each of the kernels liinux slightly different in dmesg listings and the listings themselves were a little different because of this router which has dual bands, etc. Dell Systems Management Base Driver version 5.

ath5k – Debian Wiki

One hand into the other. AR Wireless Network Adapter.

I think the Etekcity goes up to “g”, no “n”. Find More Posts by crozewski. I am not a coder so I can only guess at this. There are all sorts of things attached to the router. Other bug subscribers Subscribe someone else.

Making Wireless work on your laptop (or desktop)

This option enables the old SoftMAC which is already removed from newer kernels. However, I didn’t try that hard as: Atheros AR chip found lspci -nn grep Atheros The Ubuntu Kernel Team is planning to move to the 2.

Linksys WMP54G ver 4.