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No ethernet connection with Fedora17 (atheros card)

asked 2012-07-03 10:49:20 -0600

jsuhm gravatar image


I'm trying Fedora17 on a new Dell vostro 3360 and I have some issues.

The atheros ethernet card don't work at all. Only wlan0 and loopback interfaces are visible.

Thanks in advance for any help / suggestion.

# lspci | grep -i ath
01:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Device 0034 (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Device 1091 (rev 10)
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answered 2012-07-15 13:17:11 -0600

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updated 2012-07-15 13:24:41 -0600

The only way I found to make it work is to compile the alx module found on

  1. install or update packages :

    sudo yum update kernel kernel-headers kernel-devel gcc

  2. download the module from here (sha1sum: 54f34e0a44de26e5d196d599fe2dd66a69c9415c) and untar it.

  3. compile the module :

    ./scripts/driver-select alx


    sudo make install

    sudo modprobe alx

Note : you have to recompile the module each time the kernel is updated.

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