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Re: My wifi doesn't connect

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 11:11:47PM -0300, Maximiliano Marin Bustos wrote:
>  Hi everbody, i have recently installed debian lenny on my laptop and my
> atheros wifi doesn't connect.
> Here is my lspci:
> debian-laptop:~# lspci | grep Atheros
> 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR242x
> 802.11abgWireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
> debian-laptop:~#
> I tried with madwifi and ndiswrapper and nothing.

I only buy systems that use Ralink or Intel wireless chips.  Those have
GPL drivers available.  Most other things do not, and some companies are
almost actively hostile towards anything but windows.

Modern Atheros chips generally qualify as not supported in my
experience, although some people do seem to be trying to make them work
through reverse engineering or NDAs in some cases.

Len Sorensen

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