Can't make my Atheros AR5006EG wifi device work on Gutsy Gibbon!

Asked by JosepZ on 2008-02-13

Today I got a new Toshiba A200-1WR laptop, which includes an Atheros AR5006EG wireless device. The thing is that Ubuntu recognizes it ok (or that's what it seems when I type "lspci" on the console), but it doesn't detect my wireless internet connection. I can only get online through a wired connection, and the Network Manager only lets me configure manually a wired or a modem connection.
What can I do to make my wireless device work?

Thanks a lot.

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2008-02-18
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2008-02-15
BoeBoe (iwan-tan-yahoo) said : #1

Hi JosepZ,

Here is a good post from Ubuntu forum to guide you in setting up wireless connection:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=684495

Hope it helps

JosepZ (zakafreakarama) said : #2

I found a solution here: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/atheros-5007eg-with-madwifi-on-i386-platform.html

If anyone has the same problem, just follow the instructions and everything will work OK after a reboot.

Thanks for your help anyway.

williamts99 (williamts99) said : #3

Glad you got it working, and thank you for sharing the solution.

Best Regards,
Williamts99