AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] not working in Ubuntu

Asked by carmy on 2009-02-15

just installed ubuntu 8.10.. install went well, but I am stuck on wireless connection.
I can not log onto the internet wireless.. not sure if I am missing drivers.

please help???

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goto (gotolaunchpad) said : #1

drahtlose Verbindung

carmy (carm71) said : #2

sorry what?

Hi,

Please first connect your network card to the wireless router using a LAN cable.

Then please follow this procedure:

Step 1: Open Terminal from "Applications->Accessories->
Terminal"

Step 2: Run the following commands (copy-paste each line below to the Terminal then hit <enter> after each line)

sudo iwlist scanning
nm-tool
iwconfig
ifconfig
sudo lshw -C network
lspci -nn
lsusb
uname -a
dmesg | grep ound
dmesg | grep illswitch

Step 3: Post results (cut/paste terminal output from each command) here

Regards,

Mark

carmy (carm71) said : #4

hey mark... no expert but here it is............................

carmmyra@ubuntu:~$ sudo iwlist scanning
[sudo] password for carmmyra:
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

carmmyra@ubuntu:~$ nm-tool

NetworkManager Tool

State: connected

- Device: eth0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
  Type: Wired
  Driver: forcedeth
  State: connected
  Default: yes
  HW Address: 00:1B:38:6C:E6:07

  Capabilities:
    Supported: yes
    Carrier Detect: yes
    Speed: 100 Mb/s

  Wired Settings

  IPv4 Settings:
    Address: 192.168.1.103
    Prefix: 24 (255.255.255.0)
    Gateway: 192.168.1.1

    DNS: 64.71.255.198
    DNS: 192.168.1.1

carmmyra@ubuntu:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

carmmyra@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1b:38:6c:e6:07
          inet addr:192.168.1.103 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:576 Metric:1
          RX packets:17902 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:9787 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:10460169 (10.4 MB) TX bytes:663856 (663.8 KB)
          Interrupt:220 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
          RX packets:222 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:222 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:13904 (13.9 KB) TX bytes:13904 (13.9 KB)

carmmyra@ubuntu:~$ sudo Ishw -C network
sudo: Ishw: command not found
carmmyra@ubuntu:~$ sudo lshw -C network
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: MCP67 Ethernet
       vendor: nVidia Corporation
       physical id: a
       bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: a2
       serial: 00:1b:38:6c:e6:07
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm msi ht bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.61 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.103 latency=0 link=yes maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 module=forcedeth multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
  *-network UNCLAIMED
       description: Ethernet controller
       product: AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
       vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Ethernet interface
       physical id: 1
       logical name: pan0
       serial: 22:08:d9:b9:3a:63
       capabilities: ethernet physical
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes
carmmyra@ubuntu:~$ lspci -nn
00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller [10de:0547] (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge [0601]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge [10de:0548] (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus [10de:0542] (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller [10de:0541] (rev a2)
00:01.3 Co-processor [0b40]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Co-processor [10de:0543] (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller [10de:055e] (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller [10de:055f] (rev a2)
00:04.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller [10de:055e] (rev a2)
00:04.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller [10de:055f] (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller [10de:0560] (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio [10de:055c] (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge [10de:0561] (rev a2)
00:09.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller [10de:0550] (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet [10de:054c] (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0563] (rev a2)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0563] (rev a2)
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7000M (rev a2) [10de:0533] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
01:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
01:04.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
01:04.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
01:04.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 12)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)
carmmyra@ubuntu:~$ lsusb
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 5986:0102 Acer, Inc Crystal Eye webcam
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
carmmyra@ubuntu:~$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu 2.6.27-7-generic #1 SMP Fri Oct 24 06:42:44 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
carmmyra@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | grep ound
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [c00f7c90] 000f7c90
[ 0.729398] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 13 devices
[ 1.568493] pcieport-driver 0000:00:0c.0: found MSI capability
[ 1.568699] pcieport-driver 0000:00:0d.0: found MSI capability
[ 1.921812] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 2.017789] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 2.896249] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 2.928275] No dock devices found.
[ 3.172256] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 3.335235] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 3.599474] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 14.754880] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Acer Crystal Eye webcam (5986:0102)
[ 14.768101] sdhci-pci 0000:01:04.1: SDHCI controller found [1180:0822] (rev 22)
[ 16.736625] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 34.505988] powernow-k8: Found 1 AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58 processors (2 cpu cores) (version 2.20.00)
[ 35.221732] apm: BIOS not found.
carmmyra@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | grep illswitch
carmmyra@ubuntu:~$ dmesg | grep illswitch
carmmyra@ubuntu:~$
carmmyra@ubuntu:~$
carmmyra@ubuntu:~$

Hi,

Please try this Atheros driver installation procedure:

First under System/Administration/HardwareDrivers, disable both the Atheros HAL and the Atheros wireless thing and then reboot.

Then from a terminal type (press enter key after each line)

sudo aptitude update

sudo aptitude install build-essential subversion

cd ~

mkdir madwifi

cd madwifi

svn co https://217.24.1.142/madwifi/branches/madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6

cd madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6

make

sudo make install

sudo gedit /etc/modules

Now add the Atheros kernel module ath_pci to the list of modules to be automatically loaded at boot by adding

ath_pci

to the end of the /etc/modules file. (Gedit editor automatically opens)

Now you can reboot and it should work.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Mark

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