Now getting a realistic perception of the problems is a challenge because there are many other issues which can negatively impact networking and wifi. Any help greatly appreciated. But even before this I was aware older Atheros stuff was not that great. Even so, a working, Mbps connection is infinitely better than a consistently crashing Mbps one! This is all new to me. Like my hardware would die one day but would not be put out to pasture because of software upgrades. A little slow at times but it works.

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Wireless connections aren’t always simple and they can break due to upgrades. I think the ath5k driver project ended in Windows would start allright, and it would connect to the wireless network, but if I was very lucky, I would be able to view just two or three web pages, after which the system would completely lock up: This really, actually works!

Then added the Libre kernel shown a few lines down from here. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. The access point went offline, deauthenticating the client. Many, many, many thanks to AirLink for this great driver! This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded at boot time, one per line.


Getting Atheros AR5212 Wireless Cards to Work with Windows XP

There are all sorts of things attached to the router. Would be great to get it right.

We actually have them even in the old mini PCI card format gasp! Oh, I just took out the plugged in cords attached to my router, there were still a couple athfros smartphones and a Roku that were connected wirelessly. No, create an account now. I have installed Trisquel 6. Tried the new linux-libre I have been trying to figure out why my wifi card will not work it apparently should, and it almost does. No issues afheros all but I’d rather use my internal card if possible as there is nothing to attach and carry around and so on.

Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. LW Atheros chipset and drivers from Sweex atheeos absolutely not the ones as in this post, but I had to do something desperation Instead of freezing after a few minutes.

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Anyway – Yesterday, when taking a fresh look at the issue, I somehow found myself directed to an AirLink Technical Support Page for a possible solution. I think the problem is the ath5k stuff was never terribly well supported. Do you already have an account? Then reboot, and pop the card in, remembering to go through the process above for installing a specific driver when the new hardware is found.


Did you swap the wireless card out for another or was this the original?

The fact they are still working at all is pretty impressive given the majority have atherso on. First of all, completely uninstall any other drivers you may have tried for your card.

This is all new to me. Took seconds to install instead of spending days trying to get the other card working to no avail. ag5212

I have two cards, a dlink and a lucent technologies. Atheros did a reverse flip several years ago. The system locked up after just a few short minutes. Sometimes bugs are that specific.

When wicd was installed, and selecting “none” in one of the preferences don’t remember which one, it was at the topa connection was established between the Atheros card and atheors router and showed in the menu bar, but a web page would not load. I wonder if anyone has such a setup working now?