I re-read your original message and realized the problem your having is probably related to a ‘broken’ wifi switch. I used that code, and just that code. Sign up using Facebook. If you need to reset your password, click here. I installed Precise Puppy 5. Please could you help with how to enter the last code removing the atheros firmware and then re-installing the atheros firmware.

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Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542X Wireless

Permission denied I don’t know of any alternative solutions, but advice is appreciated. Try searching on the net, although it is somehow a difficult and rare issue to search on, being that “opensourcerers” ar242z install non-libre drivers and “solve” their issues by putting proprietary code into their boxes. July 6th, 4. I simply cannot get this wireless card working.

So, I’m pretty sure I did something wrong.

GNU/Linux Qualcomm Atheros AR242x AR542x ath5k wireless driver issues

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Post as a guest Name. Maby this may help you. The take a look at the output.


I’m not sure where the problem lies, but the chipset isn’t as well supported as newer atheros chipsets but not all the newer ones, the I installed Precise Puppy 5. Find More Posts by r41d3n.

Real identity is sent only within an encrypted TLS tunnel. Curisouly, it seems to work on other, Debian-based, Linuxes. It maybe a hardware issue. I had a Compaq with the same problem and followed the directions at the bottom and the problem was solved. Atheeos visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.

Try running it from the terminal: July 6th, 5. August 25th, 7.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Well, you’ll have to bring the wlan up before executing the iwlist-command. Now it says it’s disabled and will not come back on.

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[SOLVED] Wifi unable to associate on Atheros ARx / ARx

Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. When I ran that code, it didn’t display any error messages, just new lined, and the network symbol on the tray changed from not connected, to connected. July 6th, 6. When copying the code, apt said it could not find the “atheros firmware” Finally I solved the problem by finding a manual for the old Toshiba, which revealed a hardware switch!


Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I did also run the small code section from Praseodym early in the thread. Also, thank you guys so much for all your help. Please don’t link to existing answers on this site, but flag the question as a duplicate. I’ll be honest I wasn’t really sure how to use this config file, so I’m not suprised I used it wrong. And one more, on the off chance, could the device have been disabled by a virus when the laptop was still running windoze?

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