ACER 5733Z-4851 laptop and wifi. -Solved.

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I just got this laptop. It is a nice machine that came with W7. I installed Debian squeeze and everything is great, except the usual.
In other words, wireless does not work. I suspect that this laptop uses a new chip. It shows in LSPCI as Atheros device 0032.
Like this: 02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Device 0032 (rev 01)
Try as I might, I cannot get it to work and I seem unable to find much information about it. Would anybody happen to have a suggestion for me to try?

Update. IT is an Atheros IR9485. I used the information found in post 63 on this thread. Awesome! I am very grateful.