Wireless Connectivity with Atheros ar242x in Hardy

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Hey, guys. n00b here.

The problem: Atheros ar242x connectivity on a Compaq Presario C700 in Hardy. The connection is not being recognized at all. Other computers running Windows do not have any problem with this. This laptop also received a strong connection before installation of Ubuntu.

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uname -r:

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2.6.24-19-generic


uname -m:
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i686
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  2. i686


/sbin/lspci:

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bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory


iwconfig:
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lo        no wireless extensions.
 
eth0      no wireless extensions.
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  2. lo        no wireless extensions.
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  4. eth0      no wireless extensions.


lspci | grep "Ethernet":

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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)
  1. 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
  2. 02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)


I've tried several variants of Madwifi and ndiswrapper, but nothing has solved the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/wireless-connectivity-with-atheros-ar242x-in-hardy-664483 wrote:
Check if your device is supported by the ath5k kernel module. Support for madwifi has been abandoned in favor or the ath5k driver, because the ath5k doesn't need firmware tainting the kernel. Unfortunately, some newer devices which were introduced after madwifi development stopped are not yet supported by the ath5k kernel module. Check madwifi and ath5k READMEs and FAQs to see if your model is supported. Look at "lspci -v" and "lspci -n" both. The manufacturer's code may be needed.

Search this site for "ath5k" and "madwifi"/. I seem to remember that there was an update about a new patch for either madwifi or ath5k.

did you try what they suggested on linuxquestions?
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jsudekum wrote:
Other computers running Windows do not have any problem with this. This laptop also received a strong connection before installation of Ubuntu.


And just because it works in winblows doesn't mean it will work in nix.

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