Ubuntu – Wireless not recognised on a Compaq Presario CQ57


Hello I just bought a new COMPAQ Presario CQ57-356SA laptop, and I'm having problems enabling the wireless. When I start the laptop the Wi-Fi icon glows orange (off), when Windows boots up somewhere during the splash screen it goes blue (on).

However, Natty doesn't recognize my wireless driver at all saying "ath0 – no wireless extension".

Wireless works fine on 11.10, but I don't really like and and would rather stick with gtk2.

The wireless driver is called Ralink RT5390.

I've tried loading kernel 3 onto Natty, but that didn't resolve my problem.

Any help would be appreciated.

Best Answer

Okay, I've found the answer at this page:


Since the openSUSE driver patches have been updated, the package version numbers of the commands must be changed as well.