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Fedora 22 has no ath9k driver for Atheros AR9485 wireless

asked 2015-07-05 15:38:41 -0600

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I upgraded from Fedora 21 to 22, and this broke my internet connection.

The system is a Dell with a built-in Atheros AR9485 wireless adapter, which normally uses the ath9k driver. This worked fine under both Fedora 20 and 21, but Fedora 22 has no ath9k driver - none got installed in the upgrade, and a "dnf search all ath9k" finds no matches.

The system normally has no other network connection. For now, I'm working around the lack of wireless by using a long cat5 cable running down a hallway, but I can't do that long term.

Is there any way to get the system's wireless working under Fedora 22? - or should I go back to 21?

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do you have rpmfusion.org installed?

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-07-05 16:46:39 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-07-05 19:12:28 -0600

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updated 2015-07-05 19:14:37 -0600

It's still there

$ locate ath9k.ko
/usr/lib/modules/4.0.4-303.fc22.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k.ko.xz
/usr/lib/modules/4.0.5-300.fc22.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k.ko.xz
/usr/lib/modules/4.0.6-300.fc22.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k.ko.xz

$ rpm -qf /usr/lib/modules/4.0.4-303.fc22.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k.ko.xz
kernel-modules-4.0.4-303.fc22.x86_64

Is kernel-modules package installed?, have you tried

su
modprobe ath9k
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