I have been struggling hard since i have installed Ubuntu 10.10 but it has been difficult for me to get my wifi working.
So here is what i tried.
First i checked whether i have the driver using the ifconfig command and it shows the wireless lan driver as wlan0.
Next, i tried the command iwlist wlan0 scanning by becoming the root which gave me the output as no scan results.
Next, i visited this link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Atheros to see as to what problem my laptop may have. I do own have an ath5k chipset. And as i followed the instructions in the above link in one of the blacklist-ath_pci.conf file had this written in it.
For some Atheros 5K RF MACs, the madwifi driver loads buts fails to correctly initialize the hardware, leaving it in a state from which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop madwifi from loading by default. Use Jockey to select one driver or the other. (Ubuntu: #315056, #323830
I am not that good at Linux but i have given it a try. I am desperate to have my wifi working and i would be glad if this community could help.
- ADDED: If anyone would like to know as to what drivers i am using this is the output.
network description: Wireless interface product: AR2413 802.11bg NIC vendor: Atheros Communications Inc. physical id: 3 bus info: pci@0000:0a:03.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: 00:19:7d:d3:0c:fd width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath5k driverversion=2.6.35-24-generic firmware=N/A latency=168 link=no maxlatency=28 mingnt=10 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg resources: irq:18 memory:d0000000-d000ffff
Some more information and output as to what i have done.
lsmod | grep ath ath5k 130083 0 mac80211 231541 1 ath5k ath 8153 1 ath5k cfg80211 144470 3 ath5k,mac80211,ath led_class 2633 1 ath5k