Gateway LT3103u Wifi solved

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Gateway LT3103u Wifi solved

Postby Logick on Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:51 am

Has anyone installed the XFCE version on a Gateway LT3103u and managed to get the wifi to work? I was able to install the Gnome version and eventually got the wifi to work, but I'm not sure where start with the XFCE edition. It has an Atheros AR9285. I've done a few different things to try to get it to work, but I haven't been successful.
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Re: Gateway LT3103u Wifi

Postby Husse on Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:37 am

The XFCE edition has wicd instead of Network Manager
Wicd is generally better except it can't (easily) handle 3g connections so it should work
Some people report you have to install linux-backports-modules-jaunty to get AR9285 working
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Re: Gateway LT3103u Wifi

Postby Logick on Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:48 pm

I installed the backport and the card is detected in the Device Manager, but it still isn't detected by Wicd. Is there anything else I am supposed to do?
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Re: Gateway LT3103u Wifi

Postby Husse on Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:18 pm

Depending on if this is a USB or a PCI device run lsusb or lspci -vvnn (l is a lower case L) and post here
The lspci -vvnn only the section for the card, please
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Re: Gateway LT3103u Wifi

Postby Logick on Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:19 pm

After installing the jaunty backports, madwifi, and network manager like several posts said to do, I finally got wifi to work by following directions from this post: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=31795&p=183323&hilit=ath9k#p183323

I ran these in the terminal:
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sudo modprobe ath9k
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

sudo mousepad /etc/modprobe

Then at the bottom of the list I added "ath9k" without the quotes and saved the file.

If you want, I can run lspci -vvnn and post the results. Or rather I can undo what I did to get it to work and run lspci -vvnn then post the results if it will help.

EDIT: Even though the wifi is working, it doesn't seem to have the greatest range. But at least its working.
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Re: Gateway LT3103u Wifi

Postby Husse on Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:11 am

Glad it worked
Just a comment - lspci -vvnn will be the same regardless of what you do - that is "engraved" in the firmware of the device
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