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{i} Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" users, see [[ar9170usb]] for device support.
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carl9170 is a driver supporting the Atheros AR9170 802.11 draft-n USB chipset.  [[#supported|Supported devices]] are listed at the end of this page. carl9170 is a Linux kernel driver supporting the Atheros AR9170 802.11 draft-n USB chipset, introduced at Linux 2.6.37. It replaces the obsolete [[ar9170usb]] driver.
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It is part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.37 and enabled in Debian Linux kernel images at [[DebianPts:linux-2.6]] [[http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/l/linux/current/changelog#version3.0.0_rc1-1_experimental.1|3.0.0~rc1-1~experimental.1]]. carl9170 replaces the obsolete [[ar9170usb]] driver which was removed at Linux 3.0.

Free firmware (GPLv2 licensed) is required for device operation; this is included in the DebianPkg:firmware-linux-free package since version 3.2.
[[#supported|Supported devices]] are listed at the end of this page. Free firmware (GPLv2 licensed) is required for device operation; this is included in the DebianPkg:firmware-linux-free package.
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=== Debian 7 "Wheezy" ===

1. If not already installed, install the [[DebianPkg:wheezy/firmware-linux-free|firmware-linux-free]] package: {{{
 1. If not already installed, install the DebianPkg:firmware-linux-free package: {{{
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 firmware-linux-free is recommended by the [[DebianPkg:wheezy/linux-image|linux-image]] packages. APT installs recommended packages by default.
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Known issues with device compatibility are documented on its [[http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/carl9170|homepage]]. Known issues with device compatibility are documented on the [[https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/carl9170|driver's homepage]].
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The following list is based on the ''alias'' fields of {{{modinfo carl9170}}} in Debian 3.2.0 (3.2.46-1) kernel images. The following list is based on the ''alias'' fields of {{{modinfo carl9170}}} in Debian 3.16 (3.16.7-ckt9-3~deb8u1) kernel images.
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 * http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/carl9170  * https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/carl9170

Translation(s): Français - Italiano


Atheros AR9170 devices (carl9170)

This page describes how to enable support for WiFi devices based on Atheros AR9170 chipset on Debian systems.

carl9170 is a Linux kernel driver supporting the Atheros AR9170 802.11 draft-n USB chipset, introduced at Linux 2.6.37. It replaces the obsolete ar9170usb driver.

Supported devices are listed at the end of this page. Free firmware (GPLv2 licensed) is required for device operation; this is included in the firmware-linux-free package.

{i} Atheros AR9271/AR7010-based USB devices are supported by the ath9k_htc driver.

Installation

  1. If not already installed, install the firmware-linux-free package:

    # apt-get install firmware-linux-free
  2. Connect the device to your system. The carl9170 kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

  3. Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.

Troubleshooting

Known issues with device compatibility are documented on the driver's homepage.

Supported Devices

The page HowToIdentifyADevice/USB explains how to identify a USB device.

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo carl9170 in Debian 3.16 (3.16.7-ckt9-3~deb8u1) kernel images.

  • USB: 0409:0249 NEC Corp. Aterm WL300NU-G
    USB: 0409:02B4 NEC Corp. Aterm WL300NU-AG
    USB: 04BB:093F I-O Data Device, Inc. WNGDNUS2 802.11n
    USB: 057C:8401 AVM GmbH Fritz!WLAN N [Atheros AR9001U]
    USB: 057C:8402 AVM GmbH Fritz!WLAN N 2.4 [Atheros AR9001U]
    USB: 0586:3417 ZyXEL Communications Corp. NWD271N 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Atheros AR9001U-(2)NG]
    USB: 07D1:3A09 D-Link System DWA-160 802.11abgn Xtreme N Dual Band Adapter(rev.A2) [Atheros AR9170+AR9104]
    USB: 07D1:3A0F D-Link System DWA-130 802.11n Wireless N Adapter(rev.D) [Atheros AR9170+AR9102]
    USB: 07D1:3C10 D-Link System DWA-160 802.11abgn Xtreme N Dual Band Adapter(rev.A1) [Atheros AR9170+AR9104]
    USB: 083A:F522 Accton Technology Corp. Arcadyan WN7512 802.11n
    USB: 0846:9001 NetGear, Inc. WN111(v2) RangeMax Next Wireless [Atheros AR9170+AR9101]
    USB: 0846:9010 NetGear, Inc. WNDA3100v1 802.11abgn [Atheros AR9170+AR9104]
    USB: 0846:9040 NetGear, Inc. WNA1000 Wireless-N 150 [Atheros AR9170+AR9101]
    USB: 0ACE:1221 ZyDAS ZD1221 802.11n
    USB: 0CDE:0023 Z-Com UB81 802.11bgn
    USB: 0CDE:0026 Z-Com UB82 802.11abgn
    USB: 0CDE:0027 Z-Com Sphairon Homelink 1202 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Atheros AR9170]
    USB: 0CF3:1001 Atheros Communications, Inc. Thomson TG121N [Atheros AR9001U-(2)NG]
    USB: 0CF3:1002 Atheros Communications, Inc. TP-Link TL-WN821N v2 / TL-WN822N v1 802.11n [Atheros AR9170]
    USB: 0CF3:1010 Atheros Communications, Inc. 3Com 3CRUSBN275 802.11abgn Wireless Adapter [Atheros AR9170]
    USB: 0CF3:1011 Atheros Communications, Inc. (Device name unknown)
    USB: 0CF3:9170 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9170 802.11n
    USB: 1435:0326 Wistron NeWeb (Device name unknown)
    USB: 1435:0804 Wistron NeWeb AR9170+AR9104 802.11abgn Wireless Adapter
    USB: 1668:1200 Actiontec Electronics, Inc. [hex] 802AIN Wireless N Network Adapter [Atheros AR9170+AR9101]
    USB: 1B75:9170 Ovislink Corp. AirLive X.USB 802.11abgn [Atheros AR9170+AR9104]
    USB: 2019:5304 PLANEX GWUS300 802.11n
    USB: CACE:0300 CACE Technologies Inc. AirPcap NX [Atheros AR9001U-(2)NG]

See Also


CategoryHardware | CategoryWireless