I spent a couple of days trying to figure out why I could not connect to my wifi connection running 12.04.1 Server but installing 12.04.1 Desktop connects just fine, what am I missing here?
It's the same machine:
When Server is installed I can not see the wifi card when executing
But I do see it's DISABLED when executing
lshw -C network *-network DISABLED description: Wireless interface product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) vendor: Atheros Communications Inc. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: 00:00:00:00:00:00 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.2.0-37-generic-pae firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn resources: irq:17 memory:feaf0000-feafffff
Running Desktop I navigate to Network and I'm able to see and connect to my wifi connection.
Why would this not work for Server? I really don't need the Desktop and I wanted to install server and be done with it but I would really like to know why doesn't the Server installation see / connect to my wifi?
BTW: I tried everything to enable wifi and connect to my network with server and nothing worked.