Now sudo make There will be some warnings but you can ignore those. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. If the version that ships with Ubuntu works for you, it’s best to stick with that, but some people benefit from a more recent build. Sections of this thread are quoted below. It used to show all available Wireless networks but connecting to it took a lot of time. To install wicd type the following commands in a terminal window: First and the most important bit is undoing all that you have done so far

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Built-in drivers/modules, tested only on Intrepid

The newer features found in the -ng version can be found here. So while fiddling around, I may have installed the right driver but not known it. I may have pressed the wireless button while troubleshooting and turned off wireless without knowing it.


Growing tired of waiting I gave mad wifi a try. You build a custom kernel but note these instructions do not include steps to properly make and install when using custom kernel.

Since then, work on the MadWifi driver has ceased and it finally has been superseded by other drivers such as ath5k and ath9k. Join Date Mar Beans Join Date Feb Beans Manually installed drivers sudo lshw -C network I found the following things helpful: You’re welcome to contributeany help is appreciated. Download in other formats: Results 1 to 10 of At some point in time, MadWifi has been superseded by ath5k and ath9k drivers, which became part of the Linux kernel and are actively developed and improved by the Linux kernel’s wireless developers.

All modules in this package will be removed and may affect areas such as your graphics driver.

You might probably find this case on a file named “madwifi”. To prevent this condition, stop madwifi from loading by default. August 19th, 7.

– Atheros wireless not working – Ask Ubuntu

Once all modules are removed use this link to follow Dr. But lo my wireless died again this time. TracWiki introduces the conecpt of the wiki engine, and WikiFormatting explains the wiki formatting syntax.


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That should do it: Where can I get a current version of the MadWifi driver? For some Atheros 5K RF MACs, the madwifi driver loads buts fails to correctly initialize the hardware, leaving it in a state from which ath5k cannot recover. The atheros driver that comes with Breezy is part of the restricted-modules package. Additional mdawifi for kernel 2.

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Most of the few “real” tickets that were opened were in fact support requests, for which the tracker is not suited. I use wicd to connect to the wireless modem.