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On 07/25/2012 01:54 PM, Tim and Alison Bentley wrote:
On 25 July 2012 19:33, Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 07/25/2012 01:00 PM, Tim and Alison Bentley wrote:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation Device
[10de:0de9] (rev a1)
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. Device
[168c:0037] (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev
07)


The Realtek device is the one used for your wired network.

The Atheros device is not in the tables for the latest version of any
wireless driver. Perhaps it will work if you do the following:

su -
modprobe -v ath9k
echo "168c 0037" > /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ath9k/new_id
exit

The above will work if the driver handles the device, but it is not yet in
the tables. Perhaps the Atheros developers will know the status of that
device.

When replying to E-mail in this list, and most other technical mailing
lists, please do not top post. Always put your answer below the quoted
material as I did here.

Larry



Sorry for top posting, bad habbit
No luck with the suggestion and I tried a reboot for luck with no success.

The effect of those commands would have disappeared after a reboot. One last thing to do is to check /var/log/messages to see if it complained about missing firmware after you entered the new_id. There should be some kind of error messages at that point, but it is likely that no Linux driver handles this device.

You might try ndiswrapper and the Windows driver, but if the system is 64-bit, then that might not work either.

Larry

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