[buug] Atheros wifi & Ubuntu

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 12:06:05 PST 2009

Very interesting find!  I didn't see what chipset that uses.  Please
let the list know how that works for you.

The drivers for the different chipsets have interesting histories.
The latest info seems available from http://linuxwireless.org/   This
writeup from 2007 is fascinating about the different Linux drivers at
the time.  Unfortunately it's getting a bit dated.


I would suggest pairing your omni directional antenna with one of
these http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template2/index.html made
from foil and a few manilla folders as it will give you about 12 dbi
more gain.


-- Grant Bowman                                   <grantbow at gmail.com>

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 2:01 AM, Pewter Bot <pewterbot9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Further research on installing an Atheros AR5007EG wifi driver in Ubuntu 8.01:
> It's not gonna work, the driver is just too new, from what I've
> learned on various Ubuntu message boards. Then a light bulb appeared
> over my head: "Why not get a USB wifi adapter?" So I searched eBay, to
> find ones that claim to work w/Linux, and ordered this one:
> http://tinyurl.com/bjhzqh
> 802.11G WiFi USB 2 Wireless Adapter
> Works w/Linux kernel 2.6.6 and later, and comes with a 5dbi detachable antenna.
> Total: $21.53 USD (including CA tax, shipping and insurance).
> BTW, "Ubuntu Eee" is now "Easy Peasy"...ugh, what a terrible title.
> Documentation:
> http://www.ubuntu-eee.com/wiki
> PS: Charles, very sorry but I do not have the Windoze95 installation
> CD anymore. Just looked for it in my storage bin, and remembered I had
> cleaned out a bunch of old software a few weeks ago.
> Where was everybody? Only 4 of us showed up at last night's gathering.
> Still, an enjoyable and informative evening as always.
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