AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (Not connected


I have managed to install the drivers for my wireless card however it cannot scan for networks under network settings it shows up as Not connected.

Any Idea’s how I enable the device?

Kind Regards


have you done the YaST - network devices - network settings part ?


Same exact problem, and also tried to set it up through Network Settings (OpenSuse 11) to no avail, says that the AR242 is not configured, explanation "unable to configure the network card because the kernel device (eth), wlan)) os not present . . .

However, I did a printout of my Hardware Profile and it says that it IS present AND configured:

85: udi = ‘/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_168c_1c’
pci.subsys_product_id = 261 (0x105)
info.subsystem = ‘pci’
pci.subsys_vendor_id = 6706 (0x1a32)
info.product = ‘AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter’
pci.device_class = 2 (0x2)
info.udi = ‘/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_168c_1c’
pci.device_subclass = 0 (0x0)
pci.device_protocol = 0 (0x0)
linux.sysfs_path = ‘/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:04:00.0’
pci.vendor = ‘Atheros Communications Inc.’
info.parent = ‘/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_2841’
info.vendor = ‘Atheros Communications Inc.’
pci.linux.sysfs_path = ‘/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:04:00.0’
pci.product = ‘AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter’
pci.product_id = 28 (0x1c)
linux.hotplug_type = 2 (0x2)
pci.vendor_id = 5772 (0x168c)
linux.subsystem = ‘pci’

I desparately need to get my wireless up and running for work, any help would be very much appreciated, thanks. BTW, I’m a linux neophyte, fortunately Suse is very robust and user friendly.


Granted that I’m a relative Linux neophyte but after trying everything posted on these forums and Suse FAQ, I gave up and bought a D-Link WUA-1340 USB Wireless Adapter ($29.99) and it worked right out of the box, no muss and no fuss, and no drivers to dink with or programming to do.

HIGHLY recommend the adapter AND installing KWifiManager, it’s most helpful.