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No wireless driver (SOLVED)

Postby norm.h on Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:58 am

I have installed Mint 13 (Mate) on a brand new Novatech nSpire laptop, and there doesn't seem to be a driver for the wifi.

lspci shows the Network Controller as an Atheros 0037 (rev 1)

I followed the instructions in Post 35 of this thread, but it failed
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2035902&page=4

For information:

normh@normh-nspire ~ $ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.

normh@normh-nspire ~ $ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 4c:72:b9:86:d8:23
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0normh@normh-nspire ~ $ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.

normh@normh-nspire ~ $ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 4c:72:b9:86:d8:23
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:42 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2035902&page=4
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1920 (1.9 KB) TX bytes:1920 (1.9 KB)

normh@normh-nspire ~ $ sudo lshw -c network
[sudo] password for normh:
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: Atheros Communications Inc.
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:f7c00000-f7c7ffff memory:f7c80000-f7c8ffff
Last edited by norm.h on Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:31 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: No wireless driver

Postby norm.h on Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:58 am

Some more info, in case it helps:

lspci -v
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Device 0037 (rev 01)
Subsystem: AzureWave Device 2100
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 3
Memory at f7c00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Expansion ROM at f7c80000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

lspci -k
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Device 0037 (rev 01)
Subsystem: AzureWave Device 2100
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Re: No wireless driver

Postby remoulder on Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:29 am

The thread you link to has the answer but you will need to check your versions are the same and work though everything carefully. I doubt there is anything more we could suggest other than wait for mint 14 or get a different adapter. Have you read the entire thread?
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: No wireless driver

Postby norm.h on Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:00 pm

Thanks for your reply.
Yes, I have read all the thread, and I will do as you suggest.
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Re: No wireless driver

Postby norm.h on Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:30 am

As suggested by Remoulder, the answer lay in the link given in my OP.
The final solution (for me, anyway) is in the last few posts in that thread.
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