New Working wifi driver for Fujitsu Li1718 Laptop -AR500EG

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New Working wifi driver for Fujitsu Li1718 Laptop -AR500EG

Postby roadrash on Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:51 pm

At last there is a working solution to the Atheros AR5007EG Wireless chipset.

This chipset has been used in some Toshiba & Fujitsu Laptops like the Amilo LI1718 & probably a lot of others as well.

Before you install the drivers I would suggest downloading any updates first.

To install the drivers download the install script at the link below to your home folder:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/roadrash/laptop/fsca16xx.sh

1. Now open a shell

2. type: chmod 755 fsca16xx.sh

3. type: sudo ./fsca16xx.sh setup

Thats it everything is automated and you just have to wait for it to finish.
When it has finished you will need to reboot to activate everything.
In the Mint KDE version click the Knetwork manager then select the network you wish to connect to and enter ant security details. These will then be stored in KDE wallet.
I'm not to sure what you do in Gnome or XFCE desktops but the drivers will work on both.
This script was primarily written for the Fujitsu Amilo Li1718 Laptop but should work on any other that uses the Atheros AR5007EG WiFI chipset.

This script will work on all versions of MINT (Cassandra, Celina & Daryna)
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Re: New Working Madwifi driver for Atheros A5007EG Wireless

Postby Husse on Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:44 pm

The new forum behaves a bit strange. I made the post in your link sticky, but could not find it so I made this one sticky too
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Re: New Working Madwifi driver for Atheros A5007EG Wireless

Postby roost on Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:03 pm

This script doesn't work on Elyssa.....
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Re: New Working Madwifi driver for Atheros A5007EG Wireless

Postby Katzedecimal on Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:32 pm

This is also an older version of the MadWifi driver; a newer one was released in August.

Directions that work in Elyssa can be found here:

http://madberry.org/2008/08/how-to-get-atheros-ar242x-wireless-to-work-2/
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Re: New Working Madwifi driver for Atheros A5007EG Wireless

Postby roadrash on Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:53 pm

I hope to be working on getting wifi working on the final release of Mint 5 KDE edition very soon but in the meantime you can try some of these other links for information on getting the Atheros AR5007 wifi chipset working in Linux mint.

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/atheros-5007eg-with-madwifi-on-i386-platform.html#more-394

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/atheros-ar5007-wireless-with-madwifi-on-ubuntu-804-hardy-heron.html
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Re: New Working Madwifi driver for Atheros A5007EG Wireless

Postby roadrash on Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:22 pm

OK I have now updated the WiFi install script and it should now work with all versions of Mint from Daryna to Elyssa & Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy to 8.04.1 Hardy there is also no reason why it shouldn't work with the many other other Ubuntu derivatives like Kubuntu & gOS.
I have only tested this with both the KDE & Gnome version of Mint but not the XFCE version. The KDE version is easier to setup than the Gnome version with which you may need to install wi-radar to display a list of wireless access points and other things to deal with security. KDE has all these integrated.
Please test this and inform me of any problems.

Before you do anything its important you open System menu/Hardware and de-select the Atheros hardware layer & Atheros 802.11 Lan. Now install any updates that are showing available available.

To install the drivers download the install script at the link below to your home folder:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/roadrash/laptop/fsca16xx.sh

1. Now open a shell

2. type: chmod 755 fsca16xx.sh

3. type: sudo ./fsca16xx.sh setup

4. If everything went fine and there were no errors at the end of the install move to the next step. if you did receive errors at the end of the install do the following: type sudo ./fsca16xx remove then apt-get update then
install again using sudo ./fsca16xx.sh

5. type: sudo modprobe ath_pci

6. type: sudo modprobe wlan_scan_sta

7. type: sudo chmod 777 /etc/modules

8. type: echo ath_pci >> /etc/modules/

now reboot to activate wireless. The wireless will now be actiavted at every startup.
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Re: New Working wifi driver for Fujitsu Li1718 Laptop -AR500EG

Postby mrcarlxx on Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:43 am

hi im new i have just tried to follow your instructions and when it asks for a password i type my password but nothing comes up it wont let me write my password?
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Re: New Working wifi driver for Fujitsu Li1718 Laptop -AR500EG

Postby mrcarlxx on Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:40 pm

oh just typed in "chmod 755 fsca16xx.sh" & "sudo ./fsca16xx.sh setup" then inputted my password and it came up with this..."Error: Linux version is unsupported. This script will only work on Ubuntu 7.04 <= ver or Linux Mint Celina" does this meen i cannot use it?
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Re: New Working wifi driver for Fujitsu Li1718 Laptop -AR500EG

Postby mrcarlxx on Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:52 pm

sorry wrong thread...just getting the hang of this :lol:
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