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Old 02-10-2009, 04:05 AM
Raquel
 
Default Network Woes (was Asus Aspire One Network Woes)

On Mon, 09 Feb 2009 15:15:42 -0700
"Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1@gmail.com> wrote:

> Raquel wrote:
> > On Mon, 09 Feb 2009 14:01:50 -0700
> > "Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Raquel wrote:
> >>
> >>> I've had the notebook 2 weeks. I got rid of Windows Vista and
> >>> installed Intrepid. I read a bunch of posts on the Ubuntu forum
> >>> and found that I needed to install additional packages,
> >>> specifically the linux-backports-modules-intrepid package, to
> >>> make wireless work with my Atheros AR928x wireless card ... and
> >>> it did. I went downtown to where I know there's a publicly
> >>> available network and I found 12, but it was freezing cold and I
> >>> needed to work on my firewall. Back home I found 2 wireless
> >>> networks that neighbors have. Somewhere between there and now,
> >>> wireless has stopped working and I cannot locate any wireless
> >>> networks using -7, -9 or, -11.
> >>>
> >>> I'm reading everything I can find on using NetworkManager with
> >>> Intrepid but am not finding much help yet for my problem. I'm
> >>> wondering if it would help to force aptitude to reinstall
> >>> NetworkManager?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >> No. You need to find a reliable source of WiFi. In the USA
> >> almost all public libraries and some eating places advertise
> >> WiFi inside. Make sure your in a good place and try -9 alone. It
> >> works fine for almost everyone.
> >>
> >> Karl
> >>
> >>
> >
> > Did that Wednesday, McDonald's.
> >
> > I notice the qualifier in your last sentence, "almost". I fit
> > into that category, those for whom it doesn't work.
> >
> >
> Well let me say it this way then. It has been proven that the
> newest Invincible kernel -11 is broken and does not support wiFi.
> So make sure you boot with -9 when you try to get the thing working.
>
> And go look again at the words you found for getting your wiFi
> hardware working. I put this in google:
>
> Ubuntu, Atheros AR99X
>
> And it came up with much trouble with that hardware! It said the
> Madwifi driver might work. There is a lot there. Look it over.
>
> Karl
>
>

According to http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=874097 , the
Atheros AR928x is supported in Intrepid Ibex with the driver being
included.

I think I've mentioned that I have been trying -9 and also -7.

My wifi card is found and is reported using lspci, dmesg, iwconfig.
It WAS picking up local wifi networks but is not now. It WAS
picking up public wifi but last Wednesday at our local McDonald's,
which has AT&T wifi, it was not finding anything.

As far as I can tell, everything should be working but it doesn't
seem to be. I'm just having difficulty troubleshooting thing.

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Old 02-10-2009, 12:55 PM
Shannon McMackin
 
Default Network Woes (was Asus Aspire One Network Woes)

Raquel wrote:
> On Mon, 09 Feb 2009 15:15:42 -0700
> "Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Raquel wrote:
>>> On Mon, 09 Feb 2009 14:01:50 -0700
>>> "Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Raquel wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I've had the notebook 2 weeks. I got rid of Windows Vista and
>>>>> installed Intrepid. I read a bunch of posts on the Ubuntu forum
>>>>> and found that I needed to install additional packages,
>>>>> specifically the linux-backports-modules-intrepid package, to
>>>>> make wireless work with my Atheros AR928x wireless card ... and
>>>>> it did. I went downtown to where I know there's a publicly
>>>>> available network and I found 12, but it was freezing cold and I
>>>>> needed to work on my firewall. Back home I found 2 wireless
>>>>> networks that neighbors have. Somewhere between there and now,
>>>>> wireless has stopped working and I cannot locate any wireless
>>>>> networks using -7, -9 or, -11.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm reading everything I can find on using NetworkManager with
>>>>> Intrepid but am not finding much help yet for my problem. I'm
>>>>> wondering if it would help to force aptitude to reinstall
>>>>> NetworkManager?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> No. You need to find a reliable source of WiFi. In the USA
>>>> almost all public libraries and some eating places advertise
>>>> WiFi inside. Make sure your in a good place and try -9 alone. It
>>>> works fine for almost everyone.
>>>>
>>>> Karl
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Did that Wednesday, McDonald's.
>>>
>>> I notice the qualifier in your last sentence, "almost". I fit
>>> into that category, those for whom it doesn't work.
>>>
>>>
>> Well let me say it this way then. It has been proven that the
>> newest Invincible kernel -11 is broken and does not support wiFi.
>> So make sure you boot with -9 when you try to get the thing working.
>>
>> And go look again at the words you found for getting your wiFi
>> hardware working. I put this in google:
>>
>> Ubuntu, Atheros AR99X
>>
>> And it came up with much trouble with that hardware! It said the
>> Madwifi driver might work. There is a lot there. Look it over.
>>
>> Karl
>>
>>
>
> According to http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=874097 , the
> Atheros AR928x is supported in Intrepid Ibex with the driver being
> included.
>
> I think I've mentioned that I have been trying -9 and also -7.
>
> My wifi card is found and is reported using lspci, dmesg, iwconfig.
> It WAS picking up local wifi networks but is not now. It WAS
> picking up public wifi but last Wednesday at our local McDonald's,
> which has AT&T wifi, it was not finding anything.
>
> As far as I can tell, everything should be working but it doesn't
> seem to be. I'm just having difficulty troubleshooting thing.
>
Well, keep looking... I've also seen numerous posts with people having
issues with the ath5k driver and having to blacklist it. Instead, using
madwifi was the better solution for them.


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