Atheros Wireless for openSUSE Linux
I tried to configure openSUSE 11.1 Linux into Acer Aspire 4530 laptop. Althought the ath9k was detected and installed successfully the openSUSE but performance/stability seem like not so great. It will hang when using aireplay-ng. I have to update it with the latest atheros driver.
How do I know which chipset I have?
The chipset is what determines which driver you need, not the manufacturer of the card. Here are a number of ways to find out. All the commands should be run as root.
Otherwise use this command if you have a pcmcia card or an onboard card:
Or this if you have a usb card:
This won’t output very detailed information, but it’ll give you a unique hardware ID, for example 046d:c01b. Search for it with Google or another internet search engine to find out which chipset is on the device.
Add latest wireless driver repository into your openSUSE system
|sudo zypper addrepo –refresh http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/driver:/wireless/11.1-update/ Wireless
sudo zypper refresh
sudo zypper install Wireless:compat-wireless-kmp-default
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