Wireless Connection Issue – Athero 9300 Pci Wireless Card

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Hi all,

I am new to CentOS. I built myself a desktop with an additional PCI
wireless card ‘TP-LInk WPN3800’, which I have checked needs an ath9k driver.
**04:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9300
Wireless LAN adaptor*

Following the wireless connection tutorial on CentOS wiki, I have both kernel-devel 2.6.6 and ath9k installed. Then I tried
$ modprobe ath9k

*but nothing happened.

Then I input

*$ service NetworkManager start
$ chkconfig NetworkManager on

*to access the Network Manager and no wireless connection options appear.

I do not think it is a big problem for you guys, but I am really a beginner. Please share me some solutions for that.

Thank you!

3 thoughts on - Wireless Connection Issue – Athero 9300 Pci Wireless Card

  • Thank you Earl.

    It is CentOS 6.4 I have installed. And my kernel is 2.6.32 now. However, after finding some information about ath9k driver, it seems like elrepo currently does not support ath9k in CentOS 6.4.

    Can you tell me how did you fix that?

    Thank you any way.

  • Hello Xianyi,

    Can you post the output of

    $ lspci -nn | grep Atheros

    $ lspci -nn | grep Atheros
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285
    Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)

    My bad, the card that I’m using is AR9285, I will file a bug report at ELRepo to see if they can create the package that is required for the drivers.

    Another option you can try is to install Kernel-ml [0] or kernel-lt [1]
    as the driver is supported in either of these kernel.

    [0] http://elrepo.org/tiki/kernel-ml
    [1] http://elrepo.org/tiki/kernel-lt

    I forgot to ask, did you try sudo modprobe ath9k?