Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sat 19 Apr 2014, 18:27
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Cutting edge
Atheros unveils free Linux driver for its 802.11n devices
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 2 [16 Posts]   Goto page: 1, 2 Next
Author Message
dogone


Joined: 21 Apr 2008
Posts: 202
Location: Arizona, USA

PostPosted: Sat 26 Jul 2008, 22:19    Post subject:  Atheros unveils free Linux driver for its 802.11n devices  

From the announcement...
"We are pleased to announce Atheros has released ath9k to the community. This driver is aimed at inclusion to the Linux kernel and supports all Atheros IEEE 802.11n devices."

Looks like good news for we Atherosians! Do we wait for this to be incorporated or grab it from somewhere?

http://madwifi.org/wiki/news/20080725/ath9k-atheros-unveils-free-linux-driver-for
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
Posts: 5139
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Sun 27 Jul 2008, 02:12    Post subject:  

I just tried to compile the ath9k module against Barry's latest 2.6.25.11 kernel. Unfortunately it failed with this error
Code:
/usr/src/ath9k/ksrc/beacon.c:426: error: too few arguments to function 'ieee80211_beacon_get'

I suspect that it would work if I compiled the full mac80211 wifi stack from git, but this would then involve ugrading Puppy's wifi subsystem. I think it would be best just to wait until this driver becomes part of the standard kernel.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
galbicka

Joined: 20 Mar 2009
Posts: 11
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Fri 20 Mar 2009, 14:16    Post subject: ath9k support in 4.2  

Will Deep Thought 4.2 support ath9k? Hoping to get my Dlink dwa-652 and dir-655 talking at better than g speeds. Currently using ndiswrapper on 4.1.2 with wep. Hoping to be able to use wpa2/aes soon.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
galbicka

Joined: 20 Mar 2009
Posts: 11
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Fri 10 Apr 2009, 17:01    Post subject: upgrade only your Linux wireless subsystem  

Since 4.2 is based on the 2.6.25 kernel it is my guess ath9k support is not available yet. Any hopes of a pup distro based on 2.6.27 any time soon? If not can anyone give me some direction on whether it is possible to do this procedure on 4.1.2 or 4.2?
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
Posts: 5139
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Fri 10 Apr 2009, 23:20    Post subject:  

galbicka wrote:
Any hopes of a pup distro based on 2.6.27 any time soon?

Already done, four months ago:
"Unnamed pupplet (puppy411 kernel-2.6.27.5 Xorg-7.4 LXDE)"
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=36592
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
galbicka

Joined: 20 Mar 2009
Posts: 11
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Sat 11 Apr 2009, 07:24    Post subject:  

Quote:
already done

Thanks - ran across that after my post. I downloaded it yesterday and will burn it and test today and see if it plays better with my wireless equipment.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
galbicka

Joined: 20 Mar 2009
Posts: 11
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Mon 13 Apr 2009, 16:36    Post subject:  

That distro looks nice but won't boot on my older laptop with 333 MHz AMD-K6-2 processor. Seems the later kernels don't support the older processors. So would it be possible to perform this procedure on the 4.1.2 distro with the 2.6.25 kernel? Are kernel headers installed in puppy distros?

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
Posts: 5139
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Mon 13 Apr 2009, 20:17    Post subject:  

galbicka wrote:
So would it be possible to perform this procedure on the 4.1.2 distro with the 2.6.25 kernel

Yes, but it requires a fair amount of effort. To build the latest wifi drivers you must also build the entire wifi subsystem.
You will need the Puppy development tools (devx), and also the Puppy-compatible 2.6.25.16 kernel source.

galbicka wrote:
That distro looks nice but won't boot on my older laptop with 333 MHz AMD-K6-2 processor.

An easy fix might be to boot with SMP features disabled, as I just explained here -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=41190
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
galbicka

Joined: 20 Mar 2009
Posts: 11
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Tue 14 Apr 2009, 12:35    Post subject:  

Quote:
An easy fix might be to boot with SMP features disabled

Tried that great suggestion but it didn't make any difference. This newer kernel still won't boot. Halts with messgae "Cmov - Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
galbicka

Joined: 20 Mar 2009
Posts: 11
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Tue 14 Apr 2009, 19:49    Post subject:  

I got the unamed puplet distro to boot on a Dell Inspiron 8000 fine and was able to use the network wizard to configure my DWA-652 using the ath9k module. It claims that this module doesn't support WPA though. This defeats the main reason I wanted to use it. The DIR-655 router will not operate in n mode with WEP security. Has anyone had any success using ath9k with WPA?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
Posts: 5139
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Tue 14 Apr 2009, 21:32    Post subject:  

galbicka wrote:
It claims that this module doesn't support WPA though.

That's a problem of the Network Wizard (constantly) needing to catch up with the latest network drivers.
Dougal's latest revision of the Network Wizard adds support for the ath9k driver, but unfortunately he recently removed it from the "Improved Network Wizard" thread here
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=31522

I have just attached it to this post -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=295280#295280
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
galbicka

Joined: 20 Mar 2009
Posts: 11
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Wed 15 Apr 2009, 11:10    Post subject:  

Thanks for the tip. Would it be correct to assume if I configured the adapter at bootup with commands in a config file instead of using the network wizard WPA would be functional? That was going to be my next test. If not then I would go ahead and install the updated network manager pet.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
Posts: 5139
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Wed 15 Apr 2009, 20:22    Post subject:  

galbicka wrote:
Would it be correct to assume if I configured the adapter at bootup with commands in a config file instead of using the network wizard WPA would be functional?

Yes, but that's what the Network Wizard does anyway - it creates a configuration file which is then read at each bootup.

But if you want to streamline the wifi configuration commands, refer to
"How to configure wifi from the commandline"
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=22469
You can add your own startup commands to /etc/rc.d/rc.local
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
galbicka

Joined: 20 Mar 2009
Posts: 11
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Thu 16 Apr 2009, 13:11    Post subject:  

Your excellent link is where I previously learned how to configure my adapter from the command line for 4.1.2 using ndiswrapper and WEP. I was also successful in configuring it using the later version network wizard you pointed me to with ath9k and WPA2 on the later version kernel used in the unnamed pup. The speed was disappointing though - nothing close to advertised n speeds. I need to do some more tweaking on the router side to see if I can improve this though. If I get done proving ath9k offers better performance/security than ndiswrapper for my DWA-652 I will then still have to figure out how to get this running on my older laptop.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
galbicka

Joined: 20 Mar 2009
Posts: 11
Location: Central Florida, USA

PostPosted: Tue 21 Apr 2009, 19:48    Post subject:  

After tweaking my DIR-655 wireless router settings I was able to get great results with ath9k drivers in upup and my DWA-652 adapter. Using WPA2/AES only in n mode only with no other access points (b or g) running I consistently connected at 270 mbps with great range and zero transmit/receive errors. This is much better than using ndiswrapper around the xp drivers. Now I need to solve how to get this running on a platform that supports my old laptop.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 2 [16 Posts]   Goto page: 1, 2 Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Cutting edge
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0641s ][ Queries: 11 (0.0044s) ][ GZIP on ]