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on: January 11, 2021, 05:31:23 PM
New Icaros user.  Currently running the live version (2.3.0).  Trying to get wireless card working on an HP G60 (from 2009).  Need to dig a little to find out what set of drivers to use.  Live DVD boots fine, graphics work.  Little problem getting resolution to change as well, but I'm working on it.  Already have Linux on the machine so I may consider Hosted, but would prefer to run native.

Long time Amiga user (1989), but haven't run actual hardware for quite a while (been running Amiga Forever for several years).



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Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 05:54:20 PM
Hello

the driver for the network card is currently atheros I don't know if it is compatible with your internal card, an optimal solution is to change it

Tiny Aros on Laptop MSI X-600, Intel Core 2 Duo 1,8 Ghz, 3 Gb Ram, SSD Samsung 860 Evo 240 Gb, Nvidia 8400m GS 15" Vesa, WifI Atheros AR506EG


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Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 07:12:21 PM
Will give the atheros one a try.  Thanks!



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Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 08:15:04 PM
you welcome :)

Tiny Aros on Laptop MSI X-600, Intel Core 2 Duo 1,8 Ghz, 3 Gb Ram, SSD Samsung 860 Evo 240 Gb, Nvidia 8400m GS 15" Vesa, WifI Atheros AR506EG


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Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 11:10:47 AM
Welcome!


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Reply #5 on: January 12, 2021, 01:45:18 PM
New Icaros user.  Currently running the live version (2.3.0).  Trying to get wireless card working on an HP G60 (from 2009).  Need to dig a little to find out what set of drivers to use.  Live DVD boots fine, graphics work.  Little problem getting resolution to change as well, but I'm working on it.  Already have Linux on the machine so I may consider Hosted, but would prefer to run native.

Long time Amiga user (1989), but haven't run actual hardware for quite a while (been running Amiga Forever for several years).

Good to see you here. We are all Amiga fans :) I have A1200, A600 and A500 that I still enjoy a lot :)
If you can not find the right Atheros wi-fi card I have some lying around somewhere. Just shout out and I send one to you for free.


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Reply #6 on: January 12, 2021, 05:16:48 PM
Also, sound works fine.  Haven't had enough time to troubleshoot the network card yet, but hope to get to it by this weekend.



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Reply #7 on: January 19, 2021, 04:05:34 PM
Sorry to double-post on myself, but I did find that it is an Atheros card.  Can networking be ran while running as a Live CD or do I need to get the hardware installed first?  Couldn't get Icaros to recognize the card, even using the Atheros5000 driver unless I'm doing something wrong (which I'm pretty sure is the case).



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Reply #8 on: January 19, 2021, 05:43:02 PM
...but I did find that it is an Atheros card.
Supported id's can be found here on the network support wiki (https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Aros/Platforms/x86_Network_support#atheros5000.device_54mbit/s)

There is only a handful supported cards.

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Can networking be ran while running as a Live CD or do I need to get the hardware installed first?
uh...,  the cards needs to be physically installed before you can actually configure the device ?

But, yes if you have then you can configure/test that from the live-cd. afair the settings are stored in ram (so you would have to configure things again when (re)booting the live-cd).

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Couldn't get Icaros to recognize the card, even using the Atheros5000 driver unless I'm doing something wrong (which I'm pretty sure is the case).
In my sig is a (direct) link to the Icaros Desktop manual (can also be found on the live-cd when you boot the cd/dvd). There you can read how to configure networking.

Changes are slim that your particular device is actually supported, let alone if it is able to communicate with your access-point/router. And there is an issue that some cards do sometimes work after doing an explicit reset/reboot.... but that is a bit of a pita with a live-cd   :-\


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Reply #9 on: January 19, 2021, 05:55:53 PM
in my laptop I changed it to an atheros AR506EG it costs very little on ebay ;)

Tiny Aros on Laptop MSI X-600, Intel Core 2 Duo 1,8 Ghz, 3 Gb Ram, SSD Samsung 860 Evo 240 Gb, Nvidia 8400m GS 15" Vesa, WifI Atheros AR506EG