One of the things I really love about the Ubuntu community is how helpful it is. By following these easy directions, I was able to get the wired network up and running on my netbook. Yes, that’s right. I have a situation where the wireless works and the wired doesn’t! Even stranger, the fix is in an wireless network adapter package!
Because I’ve been burned by stale links, I’m going to repeat some information here.
Netbook: Acer AspireONE D255
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 1000 Series
- Go here (http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6) and download “compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2”
- Run the following commands:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential cd ~/Desktop tar -xjvf compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2 cd compat-wireless* scripts/driver-select atl1c make sudo make install
At this point a reboot should load the network driver. For me, the “sudo make install” took a very long time. Well, 10 minutes. But it felt like an eternity.
If a reboot doesn’t load the module, try “modprobe atl1c” (that’s ay-tee-el-one-cee).
And that was it. Lovely! Again, I can’t promote the friendliness and helpfulness of the Ubuntu community enough. They have been great.
Update 2011-03-30: I had to repeat these steps after upgrading to kernel 2.6.32-28 or -29. But it worked.