Topic: Wireless with Atheros; Aspire Laptop

My current laptop has the Atheros AR9281 chipset for wireless.

Currently it runs and automatically connects to my neighbors unsecured wireless network.

I try to move it over to mine with this command:

ifconfig athn0 nwid "Pretty fly for a wifi" wpakey myawesomekey

The light on my wifi button starts blinking and dmesg has the following error:

athn0: radio is disabled by hardware switch
athn0: unable to reset hardware; reset status 1
athn0: radio is disabled by hardware switch
athn0: unable to reset hardware; reset status 1
athn0: radio is disabled by hardware switch
athn0: unable to reset hardware; reset status 1
athn0: radio is disabled by hardware switch


I also notice that it puts Pretty fly for a wifi in quotes, but it does not quote any other wifi name.  Is there a special way to input a wireless network with quotes.

Another observation...I had to manually create /etc/hostname.athn0.  I don't know if that is noteworthy or not.