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ath9k_htc provides hardware support for Atheros AR9001 and AR9002 family hardware.

Get the code

The driver was submitted upstream for inclusion and it will be available soon through a compat-wireless-2.6.34 release after it gets merged into the wireless-testing and linux-next git trees. Subscribe to this page if you want to get notified when this happens.

Chipsets supported

  • AR9271

Supported Devices

See the ath9k_htc device list.

Mailing list

Configuring your kernel

Enable these options in your kernel config.



ar9271 requires firmware, you can get ar9271.fw from the firmware tree.

Supported Features

  • Station Mode
  • Monitor Mode
  • IBSS Mode
  • Legacy (11g) operation
  • HT support
  • TX/RX 11n AMPDU aggregation
  • HW Encryption
  • LED


  • Suspend/Resume
  • Powersave


See here.

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