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Installing WIFI on Acer 4315 (atheros AR5xx) in Ubuntu 8.04

Finally i found solution for my Acer 4315 laptop from google anda ubuntu forum, and try to install on Ubuntu Intrepid. It’s work but the light on the keyboard not turn on, i think that’s fine for now. The important is my wifi working. Chears.

1. Dowload the latest Wireless_Atheros ZIP drivers and unzip to temp directory (i.e. /acer) from:
ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/

2. Download latest Ndiswrapper driver:
NDISwrapper – Home

3. open terminal and untar Ndiswrapper*.gz
>tar xfvz ndis*.gz

4. goto Ndiswrapper folder
cd ndis*

5. Install Ndiswrapper
sudo make
sudo make install

6. remove the module ath_pci to let ndiswrapper to use the wifi
sudo rmmod ath_pci

7. blacklist of modprobe to avoid it loading on the startup
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist -common
#roll to the bottom of the list and add the following line:
blacklist ath_pci
#Key: Ctrl+X to exit
#Key: Y to confirm save file

8. Reboot

9. After kenerl loaded open terminal and go to Atheros folder to install the driver
cd /wifi
sudo ndiswrapper -i net5112.inf

10. install to probe
ndiswrapper -m

11. load ndiswrapper everytime startup
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
echo “ndiswrapper” | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

12. At this point wireless enable, press the wireless key on keyboard.

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