Bug 468599 - Add Atheros 802.11n USB driver
Add Atheros 802.11n USB driver
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: John W. Linville
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-26 13:05 EDT by scmuser
Modified: 2008-10-28 11:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-28 11:32:47 EDT
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Description scmuser 2008-10-26 13:05:57 EDT
Description of problem:
Atheros just released their 802.11n USB driver as Open Source.  This will be accepted upstream very quickly. See here,
https://lists.madwifi-project.org/pipermail/otus-devel/2008-October/thread.html


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
It's been known to work with 2.6.27.4

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Atheros USB 802.11n driver works.

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Additional info:
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/otus
Comment 1 John W. Linville 2008-10-28 11:32:47 EDT
Greg K-H has added this driver to drivers/staging -- dunno what the Fedora kernel policy is on enabling those drivers.

Personally, I'm opposed to this driver as it stands today -- it doesn't even properly support the Wireless Extension API, and it requires its own wpa_supplicant driver.  If/when it gets merged to drivers/wireless, then I will support it being enabled in Fedora.

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