Fix Atheros WiFi for Ubuntu 12.10 on HP Envy Ultrabook

HP ENVY Ultrabook 6t-1100

HP ENVY Ultrabook 6t-1100

I recently purchased HP Envy 6t-1100 Ultrabook which comes with Windows 8 and loads of unwanted software. I have been a user of Windows all these years till 2009 when I started using both Ubuntu and Windows. But now with the Dual boot difficulties and UEFI stuff, I decided to be a total Linux user.

After some real pain I was able to correctly install Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit. Everything worked out of the box except the Wireless. After a bit of searching, forum and blog reading I was able to locate the package name and details. The problem was fixed by running the command:

sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-cw-3.6-quantal-generic

A reboot and my Wireless was now detected 🙂