Post new topic   Reply to topic
View previous topic Printable version Log in to check your private messages View next topic
Author Message
slhOffline
Post subject: ar9170usb --> carl9170  PostPosted: 05.01.2011, 03:56



Joined: 2010-08-25
Posts: 689

Status: Offline
Starting with kernel 2.6.37-0.slh.1-aptosid-{686,amd64}, the "]ar9170usb" driver, used for Atheros AR9170 USB 802.11 wlan devices, will be replaced by its successor "carl9170". The advantages of using carl9170 over ar9170usb are:
    actual support for 802.11n (HT operations)
    AP mode
    actively maintained and developed

carl9170 requires a new firmware not packaged in firmware-atheros yet, please make sure to download: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/chr/carl9170/fw/1.9.2/carl9170-1.fw and store it as
      Code:
9e33ac39dcd610aa1ad80bbf4f1abccf */lib/firmware/carl9170-1.fw
It is recommended to install firmware-atheros as well.
 
 View user's profile Send private message  
Reply with quote Back to top
aylaOffline
Post subject:   PostPosted: 05.01.2011, 16:02



Joined: 2010-09-11
Posts: 50
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
testet in 80211g mode on 0846:9001 NetGear, Inc. WN111(v2) RangeMax Next Wireless [Atheros AR9001U-(2)NG].

up and running.

thanks a lot for early information.

greets
ayla
 
 View user's profile Send private message  
Reply with quote Back to top
BelaLugosiOffline
Post subject:   PostPosted: 05.01.2011, 16:19



Joined: 2010-09-11
Posts: 49
Location: Dresden / Germoney
Status: Offline
Let's see, if my connections problems will get better with 2.6.37...

_________________
i don't have hard drives. i just keep 30 chinese teenagers in my basement and force them to memorize numbers (bash.org)
 
 View user's profile Send private message  
Reply with quote Back to top
dpdt1Offline
Post subject:   PostPosted: 07.01.2011, 10:27



Joined: 2010-09-27
Posts: 48

Status: Offline
thanks for the info.

_________________
# apt-get remove frontiers
 
 View user's profile Send private message  
Reply with quote Back to top
BelaLugosiOffline
Post subject:   PostPosted: 07.01.2011, 10:41



Joined: 2010-09-11
Posts: 49
Location: Dresden / Germoney
Status: Offline
Seems that the new kernel solved my connection problems with that chip. There are still some (very few) disconnects, but it's reconnecting automatically now. Thanks to whoever is responsible for it.

_________________
i don't have hard drives. i just keep 30 chinese teenagers in my basement and force them to memorize numbers (bash.org)
 
 View user's profile Send private message  
Reply with quote Back to top
ajmateusgOffline
Post subject:   PostPosted: 22.01.2011, 17:34



Joined: 2010-09-11
Posts: 11
Location: Bogotá, D. C.
Status: Offline
Thanks. I had the problem that my wireless USB stopped working when upgrading, but to include this driver was restored the connection.
 
 View user's profile Send private message  
Reply with quote Back to top
dpdt1Offline
Post subject:   PostPosted: 20.01.2012, 13:54



Joined: 2010-09-27
Posts: 48

Status: Offline
there is a new firmware v1.9.4 for linux 3.1 and newer :
http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drive ... l9170-1.fw

old driver error (dmesg) :
[ 189.498405] usb 2-3: driver API: 1.9.4 2011-08-15 [1-1]
[ 189.498408] usb 2-3: firmware API: 1.9.2 2010-12-25
[ 189.498411] usb 2-3: failed to find compatible firmware descriptor.
[ 189.498413] usb 2-3: failed to parse firmware (-61).

new driver :
[ 5324.493925] usb 2-3: driver API: 1.9.4 2011-08-15 [1-1]
[ 5324.493928] usb 2-3: firmware API: 1.9.4 2011-06-30

_________________
# apt-get remove frontiers
 
 View user's profile Send private message  
Reply with quote Back to top
Display posts from previous:     
Jump to:  
All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Post new topic   Reply to topic
View previous topic Printable version Log in to check your private messages View next topic
Powered by Zafenio