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wireless support

Postby tuxman67 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:50 pm

Hello
I have recently installed Ultimate Edition 3.0 on my Compaq Presario A940NR
and have encountered the issue with my onboard Atheros Comm. AR5001 802.11b/g WLAN

Other Linux such as Mepis 11.0 and earlier & pclinuxos 2012 Have NO difficulty detecting this all but completely automatically configure this with a kernel module "Ath5k" (Well I have to supply the wpa2 passkey...duh)

BUT NO Ubuntu version can do this.. Why??
I do not enjoy using Ndis wrapper(It feels like Im depending on MS driver technology) but I have successfully
used it in other cases (Im an experienced linux installer/user for over 12 years testing different varieties on different hardware)
I have attempted using Ndis wrapper to install 2 proper drivers (both reports "hardware present")
Not having any luck with supplied ndis wrapper in /usr/lib file, I removed it and inststalled native XP driver as supplied by Compaq support site. Either too no avail.

At least with each of these drivers, NM (network Manager ) was kind enough to report a wireless device is "available"
but "not ready" or "busy"..

I really want to enjoy Ultimate Edition 3.0 but wireless support...is hard to forfeit..
Please dont make me go back to mepis and leave Ultimate Edition with unwanted regrets.

thanks,
Tuxman

detailed specifications of my Compaq Presario A940NR

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsup ... eId=321957
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Re: wireless support

Postby pch.shot » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:25 pm

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