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I have an external wifi antenna (alfa), which worked with windows but not with ubuntu.
My computer is a small laptop eee pc. The antenna plugs in usb.
Supposedly I have the driver for it, but I am told it is a pain to install!?? Also, on windows there was a way to turn the internal antenna and blue tooth on and off, but now there isn't! So anyway, how can I:

  1. turn internal antennas off and external on

  2. install driver

  3. get this antenna to work or

  4. find another antenna that will work?

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  1. Install Ndiswrapper (sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper).

  2. Add blacklist ath5k and blacklist ath9k in /etc/modprob.d/blacklist.conf.

  3. Download the asus eee pc 1000 HA wireless adapter Windows driver here: http://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireles...

  4. Install the downloaded Windows driver net5211.inf, existing inside the package atheros xp32-5.1.1.9.zip, using Ndiswrapper.

  5. Reboot.

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The link in step 3 is broken. (It's cut off at the end.) I recommend editing this post to fix that. –  Eliah Kagan Jul 30 '12 at 22:06

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