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bug #28399: Would be nice to package / include ar9170usb firmware

Submitted by:  Danny Clark <djbclark>
Submitted on:  Fri 25 Dec 2009 12:07:19 AM UTC  
Category:  gNewSense 3 Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  All architectures Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Danny Clark <djbclark>
Open/Closed:  Open

Fri 25 Dec 2009 12:07:19 AM UTC, original submission:


"""This page is for the ar9170 open firmware. ar9170.fw is the firmware for the Atheros 802.11n USB chipset (AR9170). It was released by Atheros under the GPLv2 License with a lot of contributions made by the community. The firmware is maintained by the community."""

Currently to use this in gNewSense 3 on non-mipsel need to follow all of:


which involves using git, manually copying stuff etc.

(For mipsel only need to install firmware - steps 1-3 - since linux version is already new enough; older wireless-tools seems okay but should see what behavior is like with newer version as in doc.)

Would be good to make this "just work" for users, since it's one of the few free as in freedom USB wifi chipsets, and the only one that I know of that supports 802.11n.

Danny Clark <djbclark>In charge of this item.


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