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    Default How to get Atheros AR9287 Chipset Working

    Not sure if this deserves to be in the "How To" section, but I figured it might save someone a few headaches and a lot of googling.



    Download:

    http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/comp...2.6.33.tar.bz2

    Code:
    tar -xf /root/compat-wireless-2.6.33.tar.bz2
    cd compat-wireless-2.6.33
    make
    make install
    shutdown now -r
    Once rebooted:

    Code:
    start-network
    Then, Wicd Manager=>Preferences=>Wireless Interface: wlan0

    Refresh and you should see some wireless networks.



    Thanks to dustyboner for directing me to the compat drivers.



    ****kukubau was able to get it working using these commands. Anyone that tries either of these, please let me know if they work.

    Code:
    tar -xf /path/to/compat-wireless-2.6.33.tar.bz2  -  latest stable compat-wireless drivers
    
    cd /path/to/compat-wireless-2.6.33.tar.bz2
    
    ./scripts/driver-select - it will show you a list of supported hardware
    
    ./scripts/driver-select <driver-name>  -  VERY IMPORTANT  -  WRITE THE DRIVER FOR YOUR CARD. FOR ATHEROS - ath9k
    
    so
    
    ./scripts/driver-select ath9k
    
    make
    
    sudo make install
    Last edited by mixit; 04-07-2010 at 08:39 AM.

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    Default Re: How to get Atheros AR9287 Chipset Working

    the above link isn't working. Could you suggest another link please to get the driver for the chipset ?

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    Default Re: How to get Atheros AR9287 Chipset Working

    Always get the drivers from the developer's page.

    Download - Linux Wireless

    STABLE
    stable - Linux Wireless
    http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/comp...2.6.33.tar.bz2

    Code:
    Prerequisites
    
    You need kernel headers to compile compat-wireless. Ensure /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/ exists and points to the location where the kernel headers are installed. If you do not have them, read your distribution's documentation on getting help.
    
    Unpacking source
    
    After downloading, unpack the source by typing (as example: version 2.6.32-rc5):
    
    tar -xf /path/to/compat-wireless-2.6.33.tar.bz2
    
    Note: Modern tar selects decompressor automatically (otherwise add "–bzip2" or "-j").
    
    Building and installing
    
    cd /path/to/compat-wireless-2.6.33.tar.bz2
    ./scripts/driver-select <driver-name> - SELECT ATHEROS ath9k
    so
    
    ./scripts/driver-select ath9k
    make
    sudo make install
    
    Unloading
    
    After build and installation unload modules and drivers:
    
    sudo make unload
    linux-next compat-wireless releases - based on linux-next.git for kernels

    http://wireless.kernel.org/download/...ss-2.6.tar.bz2

    READ THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE DOCUMENTATION!!!
    Last edited by kukubau; 04-10-2010 at 07:08 AM.

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    Default Re: How to get Atheros AR9287 Chipset Working

    You do realize that the orbit webpage I posted is the same one you just posted...It's the same link provided from the developers page.

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    Default Re: How to get Atheros AR9287 Chipset Working

    Quote Originally Posted by mixit View Post
    You do realize that the orbit webpage I posted is the same one you just posted...It's the same link provided from the developers page.
    Yes, sorry. I saw after I posted, but my posts are moderated and couldn't edit it. My point is, for all to read the documentation. Everything is there.

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    Smile Re: How to get Atheros AR9287 Chipset Working

    Quote Originally Posted by mixit View Post
    Not sure if this deserves to be in the "How To" section, but I figured it might save someone a few headaches and a lot of googling.

    I had the same problem with my laptops integrated wifi card AR9285, Tryed everything what people say on the forums, and nothing worked... Althought, i tryed everything to do with backtrack 3 till 4R2 on VMware, and i could not get it done.

    But then i solved it !!! Actualy "UNetBootin" solved the problem, i have read somewhere about that software, downloaded it (Its Freeware) installed, and run backtrack, and it worked,.. It was there, on iwconfig, airmon... etc...


    So what i have done... I have installed the UNetBootin on my Win 7, run it, made me an bootable USB for Backtrack 4R2 (its very easy), its just few clicks but it takes 10 min to Unetbootin do write it on usb stick/ usb hard drive, and then i rebooted my laptop, run and boot Backtrack 4R2 from usb... When it boot up, it was there !!
    No installation of drivers necesary,..

    On earlyer versions of BT it didnt work, cause i think, they didnt had the drivers in it. (or i did something wrong every f*ck*ng time) And i tryed instaling them, bouth drivers and BTs, using VMWare or USB boot, it did not worket...

    But now it does, hope you all who need, can solve the problem, i solved it this way...

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    Default Re: How to get Atheros AR9287 Chipset Working

    After a few issues and lots of googling i finally managed to get my AR9287 Wireless connection working. Ive put all the steps into a single article which can be found here :

    http://www.fir3net.com/Debian-/-Ubun...rack-4-r2.html

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    Default Re: How to get Atheros AR9287 Chipset Working

    Go with second method provided in original post...it's more thorough

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    Default Re: How to get Atheros AR9287 Chipset Working

    Ok, I think its configured, I can't test it right now, but I have a question, when I run airmon-ng I get this:
    Code:
    Interface       Chipset         Driver
    
    wlan0           Atheros         ath5k - [phy0]
    wlan1           Unknown         usb - [phy1]
    where the wlan0 is my integrated card and wlan1 is the USB adapter. Why doesn't it show the chipset of the wlan1 too? I feel that something went wrong gain...

    Thanks again!!!!

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