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

Get the driver

The driver is part of wireless-testing. See this guide to use the wireless-testing tree directly. Or you can use compat-wireless to get the driver.

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.

The firmware has to be placed in the correct location, usually /lib/firmware. This could vary among distributions, so check your distro's policies if loading of the firmware fails.

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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