Atheros Lan Driver for Ubuntu

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Need Lan Driver for Atheros AR 8162/8166/8168 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20). How to install this without internet connecctivity

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Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said :
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Which device do you have exactly? Please provice the PCI ID as given by
lspci -nn
It is printed in brackets after the device name.

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Eby (ebydavid) said :
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Sir, I am new to ubuntu. At present it is telling that no network devices are identified. I am not an expert in command line programming. Will u be kind enough to explain how I can extract the PCI ID from lspci-nn and how to invoke lspci-nn from the ubuntu screen

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Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said :
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Press Ctrl + Alt + T to open the Terminal and type
lspci -nn
make sure there is a space in between i and -. Press Enter!
You will receive a list of PCI devices, at the end of each line is the PCI ID. Post the one for the Atheros card here!

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Eby (ebydavid) said :
#4

Sir, As per the directions given I have obtained the details which are as follows: 01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8162 Fast Ethernet [1969:1090] (rev 10)

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Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said :
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The required components are in linux-backports-modules-cw* and linux-backports-modules-net*.

The problem is, that there are pachages which allow you to install it manually, but there is one for every architecture and kernel version combination and with a kernel update you might lose the driver again. So it is rather complex.
The best step would be to get the system hooked to the internet by other means just for the installation, maybe via WiFi, mobile network card or an other network card. Is that somehow possible?

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Eby (ebydavid) said :
#6

Sir, it is possible, but I need to ask around to find who has such devices. but then wont their be problems related to drivers for wifi, mobile network card etc. just like I had with the ethernet card? also is it possible to somehow find out the right driver for the architecture-kernal combination I have?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C network; lsb_release -a; uname -a; sudo rfkill list; dmesg | grep -i firm

Thanks

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Eby (ebydavid) said :
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sudo lshw -C network; lsb_release -a; uname -a; sudo rfkill list; dmesg | grep -i firm

ebydavid@ubuntu:~$ sudo lshw -C network; lsb_release -a; uname -a; sudo rfkill list; dmesg | grep -i firm

[sudo] password for ebydavid:

PCI (sysfs)

  *-network UNCLAIMED

       description: Ethernet controller

       product: AR8162 Fast Ethernet

       vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.

       physical id: 0

       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0

       version: 10

       width: 64 bits

       clock: 33MHz

       capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix bus_master cap_list

       configuration: latency=0

       resources: memory:88500000-8853ffff ioport:3000(size=128)

  *-network UNCLAIMED

       description: Network controller

       product: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

       physical id: 0

       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0

       version: 00

       width: 64 bits

       clock: 33MHz

       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list

       configuration: latency=0

       resources: ioport:2000(size=256) memory:88400000-88403fff

No LSB modules are available.

Distributor ID: Ubuntu

Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

Release: 12.04

Codename: precise

Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-29-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:03:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

0: hci0: Bluetooth

 Soft blocked: yes

 Hard blocked: no

ebydavid@ubuntu:~$

ebydavid@ubuntu:~$

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :
#9

Hi ,

same problem (same card id) solved in this Thread. : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2050126

Take a look.

Thanks

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