Originally Posted by zeebra
Atheros drivers should be in the kernel. You probably have to install the firmware in debian. But you did that... So.
Which kernel do you have? ("uname -a")
Thanks for the advice. I have:
Linux E3-111 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.63-2+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Perhaps check in /boot/config if atheros ath9k is included, and the others. I dont know which atheroes driver your card uses.
I opened config-3.2.0-4-amd64 in a text editor and searched for anything with ath9k and found this:
# CONFIG_ATH9K_AHB is not set
# CONFIG_ATH9K_DEBUGFS is not set
# CONFIG_ATH9K_LEGACY_RATE_CONTROL is not set
# CONFIG_ATH9K_HTC_DEBUGFS is not set
Is states under the link that:
Get the latest ath9k driver
Any distribution shipping a kernel >= 2.6.27 will have ath9k present but the ath9k driver on 2.6.32 is the oldest one recommended, anything older than that is completely unsupported.
SB = single-band 2.4GHz DB = dual-band 2.4GHz or 5GHz
AR9485 1x1 SB 11n PCIe
AR9462 2x2 DB 11n PCIe
AR9565 1x1 SB 11n PCIe
AR9580 3x3 DB 11n PCIe
AR9550 3x3 DB 11n
In debian it might be as simple as "ifconfig wlan0 up". What does ifconfig say exactly? Do down first and then up if it is already there. Perhaps you even have to use iwconfig, wpa_supplicant and dhcpcd.
If that is the case, do:
ifconfig wlan0 down
ifconfig wlan0 up
in terminal window, as root.
wlan0 doesn't exist so using the ...down or ...up command shows "No such device" error. And dhcpcd command produces "bash: dhcpcd: command not found" error.
Typing ifconfig shows as per below:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr c4:54:44:6a:d6:d3
inet addr:192.168.1.102 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::c654:44ff:fe6a:d6d3/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1147632 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:713804 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:1540722232 (1.4 GiB) TX bytes:60900293 (58.0 MiB)
Interrupt:103 Base address:0xc000
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:480 (480.0 B) TX bytes:480 (480.0 B)