How to setup Atheros 5007EG wireless network on 64 bits Kubuntu 8.04

In this post I describe what I did to get my wireless network card working on my recently installed Kubuntu 8.04 with KDE 4.

You can find the solution for installation of Atheros 5007 drivers at Ubuntu forums, in the following link:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=816780

Now, let’s suppose that you have just installed your (K)ubuntu and you don’t have a Ethernet card so that you can use the internet to download the required packages to install the drivers for your wireless network card. If you have a dual boot machine you can use Windows to download the packages and then you can install in your Ubuntu. But, there are so many dependencies that it is quite boring and difficult to find out.

To solve this problem you can use the package USPC (Ubuntu Simple Package Crawler) which download the package you want and all dependencies from http://packages.ubuntu.com/ website.

So, you can run uspc on Windows, download the required packages to build the Atheros drivers and then you can install all the packages on your (K)ubuntu using this simple Shell script:

for i in $( ls *.deb ); do
        dpkg -i --force-depends $i
done

After this you can follow the instructions given in this topic of the Ubuntu forums to install your Atheros 5007 wireless card. Well, at least, it worked for my HP Pavilion dv6700 and I’m very happy about it.

Enjoy it!

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One Response to “How to setup Atheros 5007EG wireless network on 64 bits Kubuntu 8.04”

  1. Nice program this USPC. The programmer who made it deserves a prize 🙂

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