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#1 Haggis

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 15:26

ok guys i found an arch live cd to find out if all my hardware was supported by arch and this was maybe the problem i was having getting network working

when i do lspci i can see my wireless card is installed

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)


what do i need to do from arch command line to install this so i can then get into pacman lol


#2 firey

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 16:37

the arch wiki has a full guide on enabling wireless, and.how to set it up.


#3 +Majesticmerc

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 22:26

Your chipset appears to be supported by the kernel, so that shouldn't be an issue. It could be that (according to the arch wiki) the required driver isn't loaded because of a conflict with ath_pci. Try this as root:

rmmod ath_pci
modprobe ath5k

I don't think you'll have to restart the network service, but it couldn't hurt. If your network suddenly comes to life, you simply need to blacklist ath_pci and add ath5k to your modules array in rc.conf. If that doesn't fix your issue, you might be missing wpa_supplicant from the core repo. If that's missing, you'll need to connect with a wired connection (or get it onto a usb stick and copy the .pkg.tar.gz onto your laptop), install it from pacman, and then try again.

Like Firey said, the Wireless setup page on the Arch wiki is very helpful. Might be worth a good read (although you're only interested in the Ath5k bit when it starts talking about drivers).

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:09

thanks will try again tonight :)