Author Topic: I could not get this wifi working on a fresh install on my dads laptop  (Read 841 times)

Offline pailor

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b43-fwcutter is already the newest version (1:019-3).
firmware-b43-installer is already the newest version (1:019-3).
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

root@gabor-Compaq-Presario-C700-Notebook-PC:/home/gabor# sudo lshw -C network
  *-network DISABLED       
       description: Wireless interface
       product: AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
       vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       logical name: wlp1s0
       version: 01
       serial: 00:1f:e1:9c:8c:f3
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath5k driverversion=5.0.3-050003-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
       resources: irq:16 memory:91300000-9130ffff
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 1
       bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
       logical name: enp2s1
       version: 10
       serial: 00:1e:ec:70:61:57
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full ip= latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:16 ioport:1000(size=256) memory:91200000-912000ff
root@gabor-Compaq-Presario-C700-Notebook-PC:/home/gabor# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
root@gabor-Compaq-Presario-C700-Notebook-PC:/home/gabor# lspci -vnn | grep net
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:001c] (rev 01)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter [10ec:8139] (rev 10)

Please if you can help me :D everything is appreciated! I tried everything that I could, it might not possible to enable it ? >:(  ;) :D

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What makes you think you need the b43 (Broadcom) driver ? .. you appear to have an Atheros wireless chip, not a Broadcom one.

What's the output from:
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