Posted by: isaraffee | February 9, 2010

Wireless Chipset in my Ubuntu laptop

Wireless Chipset in my Ubuntu laptop

My laptop has a wireless chipset from Atheros

# lspci

<output ttruncated for brevity>

0a:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

0a:06.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC (rev 01)

To find out more information on the Ethernet controller, you will need to provide the string of hexadecimal number. This is obtained from the first column of the lspci command.

# lspci -v -s 0a:06.0

0a:06.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC (rev 01)

Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Device 0418

Flags: bus master, fast Back2Back, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 23

Memory at c0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]

Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

Kernel driver in use: ath_pci

Kernel modules: ath_pci, ath5k

You can list the kernel driver and modules by typing:

root@ismail-laptop:~# lsmod | grep ath

ath_rate_sample 19840 1

ath_pci 99224 0

wlan 210288 5 wlan_wep,wlan_scan_sta,ath_rate_sample,ath_pci

ath_hal 198864 3 ath_rate_sample,ath_pci

To find out the details of each modules, type:

# modinfo ath_pci

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