I replaced the original wireless card (Dell Wireless 1350 WLAN MiniPCI Card) on my Dell Precision M60 with an Atheros AR5212A card. The default radio button for wireless on the laptop is Fn+F2. However, this does not work with the new card.
I have tried using a number of different drivers, but none of them worked. In the advanced options of most of the drivers there is an option for the radio. I also have the radio keyboard control turned on properly in the BIOS.
Is the functionality of the radio button dependent on drivers, or is it strictly hardware based? Are there specific drivers I should be using for the card? (I've already tried the Ekahau and the Wild Packets drivers.)
I am dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu on this machine. (I use Windows the most.)