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ar

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Getting Wifi Working With Atheros USB Dongles?
« on: November 29, 2014, 07:19:51 PM »
I have recompiled the kernel with all the other wifi models enabled. i can post a copy of my ".config" if of help? I had it working with this old G dongle but it was unreliable. I remember this dongle working better but lately it seams to not be reliable anymore.

I have a nice new dongle. the based on Atheros AR9271
https://tehnoetic.com/tehnoetic-wireless-adapter-gnu-linux-libre-tet-n150

I see linux-sunix (based on old linux 3.4) has ath9k_htc but it doesn't seam to work. So I have compiled backports but again no success :(

I also have a duel band dongle which I would like to use. it uses the same/similar chips.
https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-n-dual-band-usb-adapter-gnu-linux-tpe-nusbdb

help please, I don't know what to do.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2014, 07:22:38 PM by ar »

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Re: Getting Wifi Working With Atheros USB Dongles?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 08:04:17 AM »
What does the kernel says when you plug the dongle in? Try (as root) dmesg -c first (to clear kernel message buffer), plug the dongle in, wait for a while and then post the resulting messages from dmesg.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2014, 08:23:31 AM by MBR »

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Re: Getting Wifi Working With Atheros USB Dongles?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 11:59:11 AM »
can't remember the error right now, I'll find out later.
also I've found out that it seams my wifi dongle has stop working :( so I'll try another one that is similar but needs a even newer driver
https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-n-dual-band-usb-adapter-gnu-linux-tpe-nusbdb