I am a very new Ubuntu user with a Toshiba Satellite L855-S5243 with a Realtek RTL8723AE Wireless LAN 802.11N PCI-E NIC wireless card and a Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller and even though i have internet connection on windows i cannot connect to the internet on ubuntu using ethernet or wireless.
It shows no active networks that i may connect to and despite my many attempts i
Been looking online for Tuts to fix my problem and have had no luck. I got a new z87n Mobo and none of the LANS or the WIFI work. I figure at least one of the Atheros would have worked out of the box. Right now I'm at a loss. I am going to run 13.10 as a liveCD to see if it supports it. I am on Ubuntu 12.04 now, but have a 12.3.6 compiled kernel.
I am among those unfortunate wretches with an Atheros wireless card (ar5001) and I've had problems with it from the day I installed Ubuntu. I've been using Madwifi to connect to the internet, and it's worked fine, until I lately changed my internet connection, got a new modem etc.