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ath9k is a completely FOSS wireless driver for all Atheros IEEE 802.11n PCI/PCI-Express and AHB WLAN based chipsets.

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Since ar9271 support is not yet upstream and the driver is still being worked on we use the Linux driver project mailing list to track its development and patches:


ar9271 support is still under development.


If you'd like to work on development for ar9271 get the code first:



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