01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
When I first installed Linux Mint about a month and half ago it found the wireless right off the bat, then every time I would get any updates I would reboot and wireless would not be an available option. Reboot several times and It would find it again. I got fed up with it one night and reinstalled Mint - did this a few times where the first couple attempts did not show wireless either.
This last time I had it working very sweet, went to put the laptop into suspended mode last night - came back this morning unlocked and wireless is not an option again.
In all of the above attempts, I"ve tried using the Atheros driver, and tried the ndiswrapper one as well. All attempts give the same result - wireless not an option. If I run iwconfig I receive this.
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lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
pan0 no wireless extensions
If I left click on the Network Manager it used to show the option to connect to a hidden wireless network (for some reason does not now). If I put in the same ssid as my wireless point it will not give me the connecting icon at all.
Would anybody have any suggestions on what to try?