My friend Brandon mentioned the other day about Ubuntu that he installed on a friend’s laptop. It had an Atheros wireless card and wouldn’t see any networks. More specifically, lspci output this:
Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
So after some troubleshooting and Googling, here’s the solution he found to work:
- If your card is not broadcasting you can use MadWifi Tools to have the network adapter enable broadcasting.
- Download from http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/jaunty/madwifi-tools .
- I suggest using .
- Run the scripts in your terminal.
- Check your wifi.
Note that he says it works, and I haven’t done it myself to be more specific, so if you have any information to contribute, please do so in the comments below. Thank you!