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new user with wifi issues :( *solved*

Postby OOHnirav on Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:17 am

I'm new to Linux, and having installed the Gnome edition and fixing up the Nvidia graphics card with Envy (just so you all know I'm not here without having even tried anything), I just haven't been able to get my wireless card working on this. I saw someone post a similar issue to mine, and someone asked him/her to type up lspci in the terminal and post his/her result.. So here's mine in advance:

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 7150M (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
02:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
02:05.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
02:05.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
02:05.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
02:05.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

When I click the network icon on the bottom right of the screen, I see "Wired Network", [line], Connect to 802.1x wired, and manual config. In case it matters, I'm using an HP dv9827cl.

I've tried to follow other threads with people sharing similar issues with their AR5007's, but nothing has worked for me so far. Help is greatly appreciated.
Last edited by OOHnirav on Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: new user with wifi issues :(

Postby Fornhamfred on Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:06 pm

Hi

Have a look at this thread it should help you.

viewtopic.php?f=53&t=16890&p=103467&hilit=atheros+wireless#p103467

Good Luck
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Re: new user with wifi issues :(

Postby OOHnirav on Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:59 pm

The website it linked me to told me to download this [http://snapshots.madwifi.org/madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-current.tar.gz], which seems to be unavailable. Are there any other suggestions?

EDIT: Nevermind, I remained persistent in downloading the gz file, and it worked! Thanks!
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