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How to make Atheros AR5007EG Wireless cards work on Ubuntu 8.10

By Ryan | Sep 27, 2009 | In Windows
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Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter is a windows network card driver manufactured by Atheros Communications Inc. In the manufacture of the adapter, Atheros is able to combine its networking systems and wireless expertise to produce a radio frequency (RF) with a high performance.

First you need to compile latest ath5k driver using the following procedure.

Preparing your system

sudo aptitude install build-essential

This will install all the required compilers.

Steps to Atheros AR5007EG wireless card work on Ubuntu 8.10

Now you need to download the latest wireless drivers from here. Download Atheros AR5007EG wireless driver 2.6

  1. Now you have compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2 file you need to extract this file using the following command from the terminal
    sudo tar -jxvf compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2

  2. Move to the directory you extracted in terminal
    cd directoryname

  3. Run the following commands
    make
    sudo make install
    sudo make unload
    sudo make load

Uninstall drivers

If you want to uninstall cd in to the wireless drivers directory path and use the following commands

sudo make unload
sudo make uninstall

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