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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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    hi

    i think i know why is dont working cuz try to update my wnda3100 to ar9170usb and typing airmon-ng for interface. I have its show ath0 then i turn on wicd its show as wired interface ath0
    this is strange how can a wireless recognize as a wired interface in wicd??????? and its try to connect a wired through the wireless adapter??????????? can someone fix this
    iam using win7 with vmware7

    thanx u

    after i update my wnda3100 to ar9170
    my wireless adapter recognize as a wired network in wicd
    this is so strange
    can someone fix this i use win7 with vmwre7

    thank you
    Last edited by lupin; 04-16-2010 at 01:35 PM. Reason: Merging...

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    Default Re: How to get Atheros AR9287 Chipset Working

    i have follow above instruction but still not working..

    root@bt:~# airmon-ng
    Interface Chipset Driver
    root@bt:~#

    root@bt:~# ifconfig wlan0 up
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    root@bt:~# ifconfig ath0 up
    ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    root@bt:~#

    how can i verify if Atheros Ar9287 is loaded.

    thnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunglam View Post
    hi

    i think i know why is dont working cuz try to update my wnda3100 to ar9170usb and typing airmon-ng for interface. I have its show ath0 then i turn on wicd its show as wired interface ath0
    this is strange how can a wireless recognize as a wired interface in wicd??????? and its try to connect a wired through the wireless adapter??????????? can someone fix this
    iam using win7 with vmware7

    thanx u

    after i update my wnda3100 to ar9170
    my wireless adapter recognize as a wired network in wicd
    this is so strange
    can someone fix this i use win7 with vmwre7

    thank you
    You do not have control of your internal hardware in VMware and therefore cannot use this. You only have control of external devices such as a USB wifi antennae

    Quote Originally Posted by redmolla View Post
    i have follow above instruction but still not working..

    root@bt:~# airmon-ng
    Interface Chipset Driver
    root@bt:~#

    root@bt:~# ifconfig wlan0 up
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    root@bt:~# ifconfig ath0 up
    ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    root@bt:~#

    how can i verify if Atheros Ar9287 is loaded.

    thnx
    You can see if the atheros module is inserted by typing

    Code:
    #lsmod
    and see if it's listed.

    I haven't been on here in a while. I'm actually going to do a fresh install of backtrack on a different machine with the same chipset, so I'll be able to verify the instructions work again.
    Last edited by Archangel-Amael; 07-07-2010 at 06:41 PM.

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    Default Re: How to get Ralink RT3090 Chipset Working ?

    backtrack 4 r2 is unkwon for my wireles card when ever i type the iwconfig plz tell me how can i fix it ?

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