WLAN AW-NE186H (Atheros AR5B125)

Hi Folks!
I have hear a Asus Vivobook X202E, and I had using Lubuntu 16.04 in the past years. Recently, I decided install a updated and more friendly user Ubuntu-based OS, and for that I choose Zorin Lite 17.1 (my ex-wife uses this computer, and she's a basic user), but the WLAN (AzureWave AW-NE186H - Atheros AR5B125) card doesn't work. I already try to find a solution with similar problems, but without sucess until now.
Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Using Brave Search engine via Mojeek, brought up Braves GPT (A.I.) potential solution/s as follows:

" atheros ar5b125 not working in ubuntu 22.04

I understand that you are having issues with the Atheros AR5B125 wireless card not working on your Ubuntu 22.04 installation. Based on the search results, it seems that this issue has been reported in the past, particularly with older versions of Ubuntu.

To resolve this issue, you can try the following steps:

  • Check if your kernel version is up-to-date by running the command uname -a in the terminal. If your kernel version is not the latest, you can update it by running sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade.
  • Check if there are any firmware packages that need to be installed by running the command sudo apt-get install firmware-atheros.
  • If the above steps do not work, you can try installing the ath9k driver by running the command sudo apt-get install ath9k.
  • If none of the above steps work, you can try booting your Ubuntu system with the ath9k driver loaded by adding the following line to your /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file: blacklist ath9k.

Please note that these steps are based on the information provided in the search results and may not be applicable to your specific situation. Additionally, it’s worth noting that the Atheros AR5B125 wireless card may not be supported by the current version of Ubuntu.

I would recommend trying the above steps and seeing if they resolve the issue. If not, you may want to consider seeking further assistance from the Ubuntu community or a Linux expert."