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    Default AWUS036NHA / AR9271 Issues

    Hi everyone.

    I'm trying to get this Alfa card working. Plenty of irony as I bought this one to hopefully have a more trouble free backtrack experience but alas it doesn't seem so at this stage

    Anyway, I've gone through and (I believe) correctly installed the compat-wireless drivers. Ath9k is associated with the card etc, but unfortunately I just can't get it recognized in ifconfig. Any help as to where I could go from here is greatly appreciated.

    Initial Dmesg, I've got no idea why it's failing
    Code:
    root@bt:~# dmesg | grep ath
    [    8.912805] usb 2-1.3: ath9k_htc: Firmware htc_9271.fw requested
    [    8.912817] usbcore: registered new interface driver ath9k_htc
    [    9.196323] usb 2-1.3: ath9k_htc: Transferred FW: htc_9271.fw, size: 51272
    [   10.192919] ath9k_htc 2-1.3:1.0: ath9k_htc: Target is unresponsive
    [   10.192931] ath9k_htc: Failed to initialize the device
    [   10.201992] usb 2-1.3: ath9k_htc: USB layer deinitialized
    lsmod
    Code:
    root@bt:~# lsmod | grep ath9k
    ath9k_htc              90944  0 
    mac80211              539998  1 ath9k_htc
    ath9k_common           13604  1 ath9k_htc
    ath9k_hw              389542  2 ath9k_htc,ath9k_common
    ath                    23032  3 ath9k_htc,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
    cfg80211              205053  3 ath9k_htc,mac80211,ath
    compat                 19385  5 ath9k_htc,mac80211,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw,cfg8021
    lsusb
    Code:
    root@bt:~# lsusb
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 003: ID 046d:c066 Logitech, Inc. 
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 058f:9254 Alcor Micro Corp. Hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    After a while I pull it out / replug it in, it seems to initialize correctly...
    Code:
    root@bt:~# dmesg | grep ath9k
    [    8.912805] usb 2-1.3: ath9k_htc: Firmware htc_9271.fw requested
    [    8.912817] usbcore: registered new interface driver ath9k_htc
    [    9.196323] usb 2-1.3: ath9k_htc: Transferred FW: htc_9271.fw, size: 51272
    [   10.192919] ath9k_htc 2-1.3:1.0: ath9k_htc: Target is unresponsive
    [   10.192931] ath9k_htc: Failed to initialize the device
    [   10.201992] usb 2-1.3: ath9k_htc: USB layer deinitialized
    [  241.702859] usb 2-1.3: ath9k_htc: Firmware htc_9271.fw requested
    [  241.986525] usb 2-1.3: ath9k_htc: Transferred FW: htc_9271.fw, size: 51272
    [  242.221482] ath9k_htc 2-1.3:1.0: ath9k_htc: HTC initialized with 33 credits
    [  242.408728] ath9k_htc 2-1.3:1.0: ath9k_htc: FW Version: 1.3
    [  242.414171] Registered led device: ath9k_htc-phy1
    But it still doesn't register
    Code:
    root@bt:~# modprobe ath9k_htc
    root@bt:~# ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 50:e5:49:c9:4e:bb  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
              Interrupt:46 Base address:0xe000 
    
    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:64 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:64 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    Like I said, any help is really appreciated.

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    Wink Re: AWUS036NHA / AR9271 Issues

    I am using the same wireless card and use BT5R3 GNOME VM 32 and I followed the instructions from this page and works perfect. Here are compat-wireless-6.2.39-drivers 1.tar i upload for you
    when i start backtrack first type key modprobe ath9k_hw
    and alpha awus036nha works great!
    Last edited by nfoecstasy; 12-12-2012 at 05:31 PM. Reason: linking

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