Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Card Doesn’t Work in Ubuntu 12.04

Problem:

  • No wireless network
  • When executing lshw in terminal it shows:
    • *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: QCA9565 / AR9565
      Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Qualcomm Atheros

Solution:

  • Know you current kernel by executing the following command:
    • uname -r

      It will return something like this:

      3.2.0-56-generic-pae

      Please take note of generic-pae at the end of the result this will be appended to the following command:

    • sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-cw-3.12-precise-<generic>

      Then reboot your computer.

Hopefully this post will be helpful to you.

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