> On Mon, 09 Feb 2009 14:01:50 -0700
> "Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Raquel wrote:
>>> I've had the notebook 2 weeks. I got rid of Windows Vista and
>>> installed Intrepid. I read a bunch of posts on the Ubuntu forum
>>> and found that I needed to install additional packages,
>>> specifically the linux-backports-modules-intrepid package, to
>>> make wireless work with my Atheros AR928x wireless card ... and
>>> it did. I went downtown to where I know there's a publicly
>>> available network and I found 12, but it was freezing cold and I
>>> needed to work on my firewall. Back home I found 2 wireless
>>> networks that neighbors have. Somewhere between there and now,
>>> wireless has stopped working and I cannot locate any wireless
>>> networks using -7, -9 or, -11.
>>> I'm reading everything I can find on using NetworkManager with
>>> Intrepid but am not finding much help yet for my problem. I'm
>>> wondering if it would help to force aptitude to reinstall
>> No. You need to find a reliable source of WiFi. In the USA
>> almost all public libraries and some eating places advertise WiFi
>> inside. Make sure your in a good place and try -9 alone. It works
>> fine for almost everyone.
> Did that Wednesday, McDonald's.
> I notice the qualifier in your last sentence, "almost". I fit into
> that category, those for whom it doesn't work.
What wireless chipset do you have?
lspci will tell you or a scan through /var/log/dmesg...
Atheros is problematic with the ath5k driver and it's recommended to
blacklist it and resort to using madwifi.
The forums should have details on how to do this. I have Intel, so I
guess you can put me in the fortunate category...
Also, with ethernet plugged in, you may not be able to access wireless.
Only certain drivers support ICS (Internet Connection Sharing).
ubuntu-users mailing list
Modify settings or unsubscribe at: