Wicd, another GUI wifi configuration, is very simple and is a good choice for people who do not want to or cannot run NetworkManager. I believe that, in some cases, the power management is so aggressive that after two minutes or maybe less, power is reduced and the wireless disconnects. July 5th, 6. The AP sets the channel, bit-rate and many other details and your wireless card says, “Yes, Master. Using the function keys to disable the wireless works correctly. July 6th, If you’re using… You have kernel… Read ath0 as… ath5k or ath9k any wlan0 rtsta 2.

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Install the wireless-tools package. OK, fresh boot of the netbook with the power cord in. Be the first to write a review. Perhaps something similar is happening here? This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used.

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For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. Is that because everything automagically works? Re-enabling the wireless using the function however may not work unless the kernel module ‘pciehp’ was loaded with certain options set.


Please read the section below which corresponds with your hardware. If you’re using… You have kernel… Read ath0 as… ath5k or ath9k any wlan0 rtsta 2.

It also plays nicely with rtsta. Results 1 to 10 of Other EEE netbooks seem to have issues with multiple wireless drivers, like in this thread. You may also like. So I plugged in the power cord, charged up the battery to full, turned on the netbook and bingo!

It finds the wifi and autoconnects: The wifi tries to connect for a while, then pops up the “Wireless Network Authentication Required” window. July 5th, 7.

For WEP, you specify the key as follows: I plugged in my ethernet cable this wfi and booted the netbook, hoping to get a wifi connection, and it didn’t work. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. I got it working by installing package firmware-ralink it claimed to have rt support, but this was not enough downloading sources from http: Below is the suggested information for a first post: It assumes you have already installed the appropriate wifi driver for your model of EeePC.


I tried blacklisting it, to see if another driver was trying to load instead, but that just negated my wifi altogether.

You should install eeepc-acpi-scripts from http: Here’s lspci note there is nothing listed as “Wireless Brand” to grep out: The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

Hardware-specific configuration

Once you have a working configuration, you can use wpagui to easily add, delete, select and scan for networks. My card seems to be using rtsta as a driver.

This netbook will be useless without wifi. July 5th, 6. RaLink RT Wireless WiFi Wireless Computer Speakers. Note I know that my connection information is OK. July 5th, 2.