May 16th, 1. Visit the following links: On the top network icon right clicked and then Enabled the wireless. Anytime you need assistance with Linux wifi configuration option, turn to the following man page first. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. In any case, the generic backports for meerkat aren’t working.

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Sorry for the delay, yes I had tried to just press the physical wifi button afheros it did not work it worked quite well to start this whole mess though.

Atheros 802.11a/bg PCI/PCI-E devices (ath5k)

It did not work. It might be best if you just pasted in the output from ‘rfkill list’ after it stops working again.

View LQ Wiki Contributions. I tried before installing the ubuntu You can now connect to the interface, enter: I guess no one has been motivated to make a permanent fix because this chipset randomly works forever for some after a little playing around.

If you wish to update only the kernel, select only the linux-image and linux-headers package updates after enabling the proposed archive, then disable the archive after updating. In any case, the generic backports for meerkat aren’t working. Join our community today!


On the Fujitsu AMILO Li this results in wifi being soft blocked at boot, and since the wlan hotkey isn’t working correctly athegos block can only be removed using the command line. I’d assume you’ve tried this, but since you didn’t mention it specifically — pressing the wifi button doesn’t unblock your wireless? In athheros I changed the ssid on the router to Nick and now it works fine.

The kernel is already available in the proposed archive. When I unplug the ethernet cable, the wireless connection vanishes.

However one of the reporter with an acer might be able to check that: Your problem is a little different, but I think the same patch may fix your issue as well. Just to keep athero thread updated in case anyone else is having the same problem – I think I may finally have a working wireless connection after many months of trying!

I have to enable the dhcpd on the router an open crackers a door more?! Give as much as info you can when you reply as you have here.

Today, however, it is again refusing to connect to any secured network at any time. Having a problem logging in? Use the lspci command to verify that card is detected: This is on a Fujitsu Siemens so that might be why the acer wmi fix.


This page explains the lspci command to find out Wireless driver chipset information under Linux. I see the exact same symptoms: Im trying to update to ubuntu No wireless networks are listed, Oinux “wireless is disabled” listed. Debian 6 squeeze w. Upgrade Debian Lenny to Squeeze. Strange thing is, if I plug in a usb wifi dongle, the intern Atheros card shows up in networkmanager, and then connects properly i.

No amount of messing around with the rfkill options works.

ath5k – Debian Wiki

Can you confirm if this is still an issue? If you’d like to help with the ongoing work to diagnose that bug that would be very helpful. In order to get network manager linkx work again, I had to toggle the “Enable Wireless” option in Network Manager’s panel applet menu.