Making Atheros AR242x Wireless Chipset work with ndiswrapper
This only works for 32bit linux. And I can't gurantee about 64bit ubuntu machines.
Clean up previous installations of ath drivers and ndiswrapper.
First add following lines to your /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file.
blacklist ath_pci blacklist ath_hal
Now delete files left by previous installation of ndiswrapper.
sudo rm -fr /etc/ndiswrapper/
Now open System >> Administration >> Hardware Drivers and disable all atheros drivers.
sudo apt-get -y install ndiswrapper-common
Download 32 bit driver. Extract the archive and execute following command from the folder where you extracted the contents.
sudo ndiswraper -i net5211.inf
Use following command to see whether the driver is correctly installed.
sudo ndiswrapper -l
Execute following command.
sudo ndiswrapper -ma
Now add following line to the file /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper at the end.
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
Reboot and enjoy using your wireless lan network.
Seems like this fix is working with following machines.
- Acer Aspire series 4520