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> Wireless issues clean SL7.1 installation Atheros AR928X
redman
 Posted: Apr 27 2015, 05:33 PM
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When I wanted to do a clean installation of SL7.1 on my laptop, I experienced a strange problem.
During installation, the wireless controller was recognised and I could configure it (including autoconnect).
After the minimal installation, there was no network (where it was when i did a clean SL7.0 installation).

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04:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)


So it seems Red Hat dropped support for this wireless controller with SL7.1.
Strange (or perhaps less elegant) they let Anaconda recognise it during installation dry.gif

I went through the release notes of RHEL7.1 and SL7.1, but couldn't find anything.
So posting here for future reference.

The driver is part of the ath9k package (details from Debian).
I could not find anything related to the 3.10.0-229 kernel from Red Hat.

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toracat
 Posted: Apr 27 2015, 07:05 PM
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Could you provide the vendor:device ID pair (lspci -nn)?

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 Posted: Apr 28 2015, 04:08 PM
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Could you provide the vendor:device ID pair (lspci -nn)?

Of course smile.gif

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 Posted: Apr 28 2015, 04:17 PM
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With that info, I can confirm that the driver is indeed ath9k and that it is included in the 7.1 kernel.

So, I suspect the issue you are seeing might not be the driver itself but rather something else?

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 Posted: Apr 28 2015, 06:37 PM
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That would be strange. I did the installation including WIFI configuration twice to rule out "human error". All I know is that after both tries, I installed MATE by hooking up a cable and manually activating the wired network. Even after I got the desktop and all tools, there was nothing related to the wifi unsure.gif

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 Posted: Apr 29 2015, 01:23 PM
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Hi both,

Just followed recently a similar issue (concerning an Intel wireless adapter and an Atheros AR9287) in www.centos.org/forums:
https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=51942
Might be worth to install the package NetworkManager-wifi.x86_64 + restart NetworkManager.

Cheers and good luck,

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 Posted: Apr 30 2015, 02:09 PM
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Thanks for sharing, it solved my problem http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif

After installing SL7.1, I installed the package from an USB stick and rebooted.
Then wifi worked again. Still strange it got removed from the basic installation set.

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