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Old 12-15-2011, 04:24 AM   #1
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No Wi-Fi whit Linux kernel 3.1.5 and Ath AR9287

I downloaded the last stable Linux Kernel (3.1.5) and I customized it enabling just an option in the kernel customization (tcpprobe). The rest is the same.
Then I compiled, installed, updated the grub.
All is ok. No errors got out.
Using this new kernel, verified with
 uname -a
, wi-fi doesn't work. Tough I push the key to enable it, nothing happens.
I took a look to
and my wireless card got out.
Instead, using my actual kernel all works.
My wireless card is Atheros AR9287.

Old 12-15-2011, 09:17 AM   #2
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First boot into the custom kernel and post some outputs
lsmod | grep ath9k
modprobe -r ath9k && modprobe ath9k
Old 12-18-2011, 11:51 PM   #3
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I had the same problem, I solved by enabling Atheros ath9k PCI/PCIe bus support.
ATH9K_PCI=y, which is located into:
-> Device Drivers
-> Network device support (NETDEVICES [=y])
-> Wireless LAN (WLAN [=y])
-> Atheros Wireless Cards (ATH_COMMON [=y])
-> Atheros 802.11n wireless cards support (ATH9K [=y])

Hope this helps



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