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Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR54sx Wireless Network Adaptor

Posted: 2019/08/12 10:49:22
by amtrakuk
Morning

I'm having problems getting a Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR54sx Wireless Network Adaptor to work under Cent1OS 7. It's comes back with it when running lspci, I've tried modprobe ath9k however I believe it is 5k thats needed. when I try probing ath5k it says the module is not found suggesting it needs to be installed. Can someone help me though the steps as Ive spent days trying.

Thanks

Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR54sx Wireless Network Adaptor

Posted: 2019/08/12 11:10:39
by TrevorH
We'll need the output from lspci -nn | grep -i net to be able to check for support.

Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR54sx Wireless Network Adaptor

Posted: 2019/08/12 12:08:39
by amtrakuk
hi there and thanks for the prompt reply. Hopefully we can get it going

The output from

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# lspci -nn | grep -i net
04:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:001c] (rev 11)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ecL8136] (rev 02)

Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR54sx Wireless Network Adaptor

Posted: 2019/08/12 12:42:19
by TrevorH
Bad news I'm afraid, nothing supports that Atheros card in CentOS 7 and there doesn't appear to be a kmod-ath5k in ELRepo. Your Realtek card is supported by the distro r8169 module though.

Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR54sx Wireless Network Adaptor

Posted: 2019/08/12 13:27:50
by anglican
According to this:

http://centos.1050465.n5.nabble.com/Cen ... 51884.html

ath5k is enabled in the elrepo kernel-lt. Might be worth a try.

H

Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR54sx Wireless Network Adaptor

Posted: 2019/08/12 13:36:01
by amtrakuk
Thats annoying. IIRC it is supported under 6.x. when you say it is supported under distro r8169 module, is that installing as per https://centos.pkgs.org/7/elrepo-x86_64 ... 4.rpm.html

Thanks

Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR54sx Wireless Network Adaptor

Posted: 2019/08/12 13:49:37
by amtrakuk
anglican wrote:
2019/08/12 13:27:50
According to this:

http://centos.1050465.n5.nabble.com/Cen ... 51884.html

ath5k is enabled in the elrepo kernel-lt. Might be worth a try.

H
Thanks but no go :cry:

Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR54sx Wireless Network Adaptor

Posted: 2019/08/12 14:24:35
by TrevorH
Thats annoying. IIRC it is supported under 6.x. when you say it is supported under distro r8169 module, is that installing as per
No, I mean that your Realtek card is supported by the distro kernel 'r8169' module not by a kmod. It's just supported by the standard CentOS 7 kernel.

The other poster is correct: that card is supported by the ath5k module included in ELRepo's kernel-ml package and probably is by their kernel-lt packages too.

Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR54sx Wireless Network Adaptor

Posted: 2019/08/19 13:52:38
by amtrakuk
Managed to sort it. Installed 6.10, WiFi works a treat.

Only other thing I had to do was manually install Flash Plug-in for Firefox.

Downloaded he tar.gz file, unpacked and copied the extracted

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/usr
folder to

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/usr
on the hard disk. Then coped the libflashplayer.so to

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/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
Thanks for the support on this one.

Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR54sx Wireless Network Adaptor

Posted: 2019/08/19 13:56:05
by TrevorH
CentOS 6 has just over 1 year left until it goes out of support.