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Need help with Wireless

Postby freedom on Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:51 pm

I have a new acer Lap top and Mint does not see the internal wireless card at all. My LT does not have a PCMCIA card slot or I would have a fix. It has the new express slot in it. I was wondering if anyone new of a particular wireless express card that I can just plug in to the LT and mint will see it.

The internal wireless is:

Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter.
802.11b/g WLAN

The LapTop is a:
Acre, Aspire 7520-5185

Will try to get more info soon. Would really like to have an express card for now, but if some one can show me an easy fix it would be great. I know next to nothing about working in Linux, I depend on the OS to find and set up all hardware.

Ok, here is the out put from the lspci from terminal

lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Co-processor (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7000M (rev a2) (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
01:04.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
01:04.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
01:04.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
01:04.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
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Re: Need help with Wireless

Postby BakUp on Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:18 pm

freedom wrote:The internal wireless is:
Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter.
802.11b/g WLAN


Try Auto-NDISwrapprer:
http://easylinuxwifi.org/
https://launchpad.net/auto-ndiswrapprer
https://answers.launchpad.net/auto-ndiswrapprer

Download Auto-NDISwrapprer, and then follow the documentation.

Instructions:

Extract the dowloaded file
Place the folder Auto-NDIS-0.1 in your home directory
Open up a terminal and copy and paste the following command
Code: Select all
sudo python ~/Auto-NDIS-0.1/auto-ndis.py

or open up a terminal and then copy and paste
Code: Select all
su python ~/Auto-NDIS-0.1/auto-ndis.py

From that point on just follow directions and enjoy :)

To see options:
Just give it the -h flag
Code: Select all
python ~/Auto-NDIS-0.1/auto-ndis.py -h


--Dependencies:
NDISwrapper
Python (Your system most likely aready has it)
Some basic GNU tools your system most likely already has


Let us know if you have any success using Auto-NDISwrapprer. It is rather new so they may have a limited amount of wireless drivers. You will have to have a internet connection to use this, if you do not you will have to use your friends, neighbor or whatever.

If you need help, visit their forums:
https://answers.launchpad.net/auto-ndiswrapper

If none of this works, then I would go to the Mint WiFi. There is good documentation here:
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/MintWifi

You should pm a moderator and have this thread moved to Networking, I am sure you will get more replies.

cheers,
BakUp
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Re: Need help with Wireless

Postby 67GTA on Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:44 pm

I've never tried auto-ndiswrapper. I have a small tutorial here to get it going: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=13980
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Re: Need help with Wireless

Postby kirsch92 on Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:29 am

I have the same chip.
Ndiswrapper gave me lockups, using the included mintWifi driver.
Madwifi has several tutorials, some easier than others.
There is an Ubuntu thread that worked for me and is very easy to follow.
I reference it here:

http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=14787

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