Re: where is ath9k?
Wayne Topa wrote:
> Jonathan Kaye wrote:
>> Wayne Topa wrote:
>> Output of lspci -vvv
>> 00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg
>> NIC (rev 01)
>> Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Unknown device 0418
>> Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop-
>> Here's what I found on the Madwifi compatibility page:
> Ah, you didn't find a listing for AMBIT Microsystem Corp. That means,
> to me, that it is not compatible with madwifi. If it was, AMBIT would
> have be listed there.
> Google for AMBIT Microsystem Corp and see if they have any info on that
> Contact Acer and ask them for information on that card.
> Did you Acer come with WindBloz or Linux installed?
> If it came with WindBloz did it include a CD with software for that
It came with a CD but before anything else we ripped out WindBloz and
installed Debian. At that time we were using a router and the ethernet card
which came with the Laptop plays nicely with Debian. In fact the only
problem we've every had with the Acer is right now with the Wifi.
Everything else worked pretty much out of the box. I think I had to
download a driver for the SIS video card from SIS but that was it.
> Does it have any software for that card installed? Did the card
> work in WindBloz? If you have WindBloz software for it you might get it
> working using the ndiswrapper package.
Blush, blush. No I didn't think I would ever need it so I threw out the CD
when we ripped out WindBloz.
> If it came with linux installed contact Acer for information on getting
> it working.
> <-- Snip info about AR5005G which may or may not apply -->
>> Acer calls this 802.11b/g Wireless LAN. I assume that is the wireless
>> adapter. Is it something else. Sorry to be ignorant. I have never used
>> wifi before as you can see.
> No problem. I have been there too. I spent 2 months researching Wifi
> cards and adapters before I even thought about buying one. My first
> priority was 'does it work with Linux'. I now have 8 pcmcia/usb Wifi
> working with Linux and one WindBloz pcmcia card on a Laptop my Son gave
> me. Guess which ones I use. :-)
> Sorry I wasn't able to help you get it running.
Au contraire, thanks a lot for helping me. Right now the pcmia or usb wifi
card seems the best option. Any recommendations on that score?
> Good luck!
Once again, thanks a million Wayne. You show us all what Debian is all
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