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  • Netbook: Acer Aspire ZG8
  • OS: 11.10
  • Previous OS: 11.04
  • Wireless: Atheros AR242x / AR542x
  • Driver: ath5k

Problem: Wireless networking worked fine until upgrading to 11.10. Since upgrading I cannot even turn on the wireless card with the physical switch. Wireless works fine when booting into Windows XP. Driver is loaded as shows in lsmod and nm-tool. However, driver state shows unavailable in nm-tool. This could be because the card is turned off, but since I cannot turn the card on it's a catch 22. Also, just for fun I did a clean re-install of 11.10 after upgrading.

So, to summarize: Worked fine with 11.04, continues to work fine in Windows XP, does not work since upgrade to 11.10.

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closed as too localized by Bruno Pereira Mar 6 '12 at 8:03

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UPDATE 11/30/2011 - Gave up. Went back to 11.04 and everything is working fine again. –  user33755 Nov 30 '11 at 13:24
Hello, this question has no information and activity for a very long time. I am closing it for now. If by any reason you think this question is still viable or useful in anyways or that there is still a good chance it will be answered please flag it to a moderator or add a comment with the reasons why you want it open. Regards –  Bruno Pereira Mar 6 '12 at 8:03