Turtlebot Ethernet & Wireless Not Working Ubuntu

So here’s what I did on my turtlebot:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo reboot

My drivers stopped working. I couldn’t even get ethernet. Here’s a good set of what to do…

Open your network interfaces file:

pico /etc/network/interfaces

replace the contents with this:


Then download the ethernet driver (compat-wireless.tar.bz2) here (so you can atleast get a wired connection to the internets):


Save it to a usb drive and plug it into your turtlebot. Move the file to your home directory and do the following:

cd ~/
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential
cd ~/Desktop
tar -xjvf compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2
cd compat-wireless*
scripts/driver-select atl1c
sudo make install

Once that’s done, you should restart your computer. With any luck your ethernet should just work. If it doesn’t do this:

sudo modprobe atl1c

Now that should do it. Reboot one more time:

sudo reboot

You should have an inteweb connection. Now you can update and grab the generic tools from the repository:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic

Then on your GUI, go to┬áSystem –> Administration –> Hardware Drivers and download the necessary driver for the wireless device.

Now you should have wireless activated.

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