For those that may have seen my previous thread on needing to decide which way to jump on a new laptop -- I made my purchase yesterday. I got an HP dv7 3165dx. I've been reading through the threads on hear all morning, and trying different things, but still no luck. For all the many years I've been on pcs, I'm a complete newbie in relation to wireless setups, and with Linux even more so.
The wireless device: AR9285
I tried the ndiswrapper that was suggested on another thread with no success. I tried blacklisting ath5k and ath9k as texstar suggested, along with the modification to the modprobe.conf file, and then installing the madwifi packages as he instructed. Still no success.
I'm really out of my depth on this one. I may be a simple solution.
If anyone has the time to help me with what I know is often a maddening problem, I'd be ever so greatful. In the meantime, my new laptop is a novelty, and not able to perform in the way it needs to, to be of use....