Fully supported AR2417 WiFi doesn't work in CentOS

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gnufreex
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Fully supported AR2417 WiFi doesn't work in CentOS

Post by gnufreex » 2015/02/07 19:34:19

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-network:0 UNCLAIMED
       description: Ethernet controller
       product: AR2417 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5007G 802.11bg]
       vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=28 mingnt=10
       resources: memory:febf0000-febfffff
I used Fedora on this computer since Fedora 16 and every single one supported this WiFi card with open source driver. CentOS 7 is based on Fedora 19, I remember this card working with Fedora 19. But in CentOS 7 it doesn't work. When I boot to Fedora 21 on other partition, it works. Heck, I even remember Trisquel working on this computer with all free firmware and drivers.

So, why is this driver removed? How do I put it back?

NedSlider
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Re: Fully supported AR2417 WiFi doesn't work in CentOS

Post by NedSlider » 2015/02/16 17:02:03

I believe this device requires the ath5k driver. Red Hat removed the ath5k driver from RHEL7.

You can get the driver from elrepo.org. Set up the elrepo repository then do:

yum install kmod-ath5k

and reboot.

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