Hi there,
I would need help with changing my regulatory domain for my wireless Alfa (AWUS036NHA) card (AR9271 chipset).
I haven't found any problems yet with the device except that I seem to not be able to change the regulatory domain for the card.

I'm running BT5r3 gnome on a bootable USB drive (not persistent).

I've seen the procedure work many times in videos etc..

Code:
ifconfig wlan1 down
iw reg set [country code of your choice]
ifconfig wlan1 up
iw reg get (this should display your current country)
If i monitor the kernel:
Code:
tail -f /var/log/messages
..and then plug in the wireless card this is what it says:

Code:
Jan 10 22:32:37 bt kernel: [16775.708148] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 14 using ehci_hcd
Jan 10 22:32:37 bt kernel: [16776.151244] usb 1-2: ath9k_htc: Transferred FW: htc_9271.fw, size: 51272
Jan 10 22:32:38 bt kernel: [16776.387358] ath9k_htc 1-2:1.0: ath9k_htc: HTC initialized with 33 credits
Jan 10 22:32:38 bt kernel: [16776.597966] ath9k_htc 1-2:1.0: ath9k_htc: FW Version: 1.3
Jan 10 22:32:38 bt kernel: [16776.599828] cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: GB
Jan 10 22:32:38 bt kernel: [16776.599892] ieee80211 phy12: Atheros AR9271 Rev:1
Jan 10 22:32:38 bt kernel: [16776.602441] usb 1-2: ath9k_htc: USB layer initialized
Jan 10 22:32:38 bt kernel: [16776.604389] cfg80211: Current regulatory domain intersected:
Jan 10 22:32:38 bt kernel: [16776.604395] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
Jan 10 22:32:38 bt kernel: [16776.604405] cfg80211: (2402000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm)
Then I type in (as expected):

Code:
iw reg set [any two digit country code]
And the kernel does not respond at all.

To check if it has changed:

Code:
iw reg get
country 98:
        (2402 - 2482 @ 40), (N/A, 20)
It does not matter if I bring the card down first and up afterwards it is still at GB.

When I activate the card with (ifconfig wlan1 up) regardless if it's before or after I've issued (iw reg set [XX]) the kernel says this:

Code:
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan1: link is not ready
(don't even know if that is helpful to know)

Am I missing any kind of updates or files I would need or is the problem more complex?

I'm a new user to both BT and linux but after many hours of searching I have to give up..

Is it just some stupid thing that I've missed or what is it?
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