Wifi usb dongle


#1

Hi
I am trying to make the Alpha network “AWUS03NHA” runnning on my dragonboard 410c, which has 9271 Atheros chipset.

I dont see anything related to this usb dongle when I run “iw dev” or “ifconfig”. in addition, the LED on the dongle never turned on(in contrast, when I connect it to the PC, it turns on). I successfully work with this dongle on my PC(both windows and linux).

What I have done so far:
I installed the firmware-atheros.

here is the output of some command that might help:
lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n

sudo modprobe ath9k:
modprobe: FATAL: Module ath9k not found.

Could you help me to find out the problem?

Thanks


#2

the drivers aren’t enabled in the default kernel image that we are building:

$ grep -i ath9k .config

CONFIG_ATH9K is not set

CONFIG_ATH9K_HTC is not set

so you would need to rebuild the kernel image (and modules).

If you can get it work , and share a patch, we can include the kernel config in the next release. Do you think you can give it a try?