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    HOWTO: Use ath9l_htc driver for Pronet PN-11NUSB

    This is my first HOWTO so please correct me if something goes wrong.

    Today I purchased a PRONET PN-11NUSB wifi adapter in a hurry which is based on atheros chip. After googling a lot I managed to get it work.

    Here are the steps:


    I followed the initial steps from here but with slight difference.

    1. Download the compat wireless drivers from here.

    2. Extract the downloaded file

    3. Now open the terminal and change directory to extracted directory
    Code:
    e.g. $ cd ~/Downloads/compat-wireless-2.6.35-1/
    4. You will need to make the drivers.
    Code:
    $ make
    4. Install drivers.
    Code:
    $ sudo make install
    $ sudo make unload
    $ sudo modprobe ath9k_htc
    5. You need to install firmware for the drivers to work.

    Download the firmware from here [Look for ar9271.fw].

    6. Copy the ar9271.fw file to /lib/firmware
    Code:
    $ sudo cp /path/to/file /lib/firmware
    7. We are done!! cross check if your new hardware is installed correctly.
    Code:
    $ sudo lshw
    $ iwconfig

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    Re: HOWTO: Use ath9l_htc driver for Pronet PN-11NUSB

    Hey thanks, I've Ubuntu 10.10 installed on an Intel x86 machine and have bought the same PRONET PN-11NUSB wi-fi dongle. I followed the steps mentioned in your post and the PRONET wirelss device is working now. But I have a new problem. Now, my Tata Indicom Photon+ has stopped working on this machine.

    Earlier, when I listed the usb devices using lsusb, it used to show up as "12d1:140b". But now, the same device is listed as "12d1:1446" in lsusb listing.

    I tried to re-install the usb-modswitch & relevant data pkg and again modified the etc/usb-modswitch.d/12d1:1446 file, but to no awail. Can you please help me make the device functional again?

    Thanks again,
    Aditya

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    Re: HOWTO: Use ath9l_htc driver for Pronet PN-11NUSB

    Aditya,
    Unfortunately I do not have the photon+ to reproduce the problem. I am out of clue of what might had happened. Have you tried reconfiguring modem again? To check if the problem is due to pronet drivers, you can just unload ath9k_htc and try using your photon+.

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