I am kind of confused here, since I do not know where the problem lies specificly.
I recently installed an Arch Linux Installation on my new COmputer and want to use an AVM GmbH Fritz!WLAN N Wlan-Usb Stick.
If i connect it, I get via lsusb:
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 057c:8401 AVM GmbH Fritz!WLAN N [Atheros AR9001U]
So the Stick seems to be identified correctly.
Yet, using Networkmanager, it does not show up as an network devise.
(Also, it is not recognised as an ordinary Usb Mass Storage).
When I do an "iwlist scan", only lo and eth0 show up. So I guess one of the problems is that there is no wlan0 specified.
What do I need to do to make it work? Especially, how do I set up a wlan0 interface?
Thanks in advance,
You need firmware, which is not in the linux-firmware package. There's a carl9170-fw package in AUR that could do the trick. Otherwise download the firmware manually: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drive … are_binary
That did it!
Thank you very much!
Yes, I found them. Yet, there are only for Kernel 2.6.x and I have no Idea how to make them work with 3.x (there was even an AUR-Package, but it is marked outdated).
Hi, i've started to install Arch Linux on my system and had also some problems setting up my wlan0 interface. I'm using the archlinux-2012.08.04-dual.iso Image and in the relating installation shell (i guess its zsh) its currently not possible to active the network interface due to some "could not find firmware" issues. I compared the kernel module configuration with another working Ubuntu installation, where my wlan usb stick works and could manage to solve it.
First you should have an entry for your stick in the lsusb output:
$ lsusb BUs 005 Device 017: ID 057c:8401 AVM Gmbh Fritz!WLAN N [Atheros AR9001U]
The following kernel modules should be loaded in that configuration
$ lsmod | grep carl carl9170 - 0 ath - 4 ath9k_common, ath9k, carl9170, ath9k_hw mac80211 - 2 ath9k, carl9170 cfg80211 - 4 ath, ath9k, mac80211,carl9170 usbcore - 7 usb_storage,carl9170,ehci_hcd,r8712u,usbhid,xhci_hcd
In my case the kernel module for carl9170 seems to not loaded properly. I add then:
$ modprobe ath9k # this is maybe not needed $ modprobe carl9170
Last but not least it couldn't find the relevant firmware that is located in /lib/firmware/carl9170/carl9170-1.fw
On Ubuntu this file has another location. Therefore i copy it to this place.
$ cp /lib/firmware/carl9170/carl9170-1.fw /lib/firmware
These steps has solved my case to get it working. I hope this helps other forum members to not fall in this issue.
Small mistake of myself. You need to download explicitly the firmware and copy it to /lib/firmware.
Last edited by Ruun (2012-08-30 23:11:33)
and again there are problems with fritz!wlan stick
I was following all described instructions, firmware was installed from AUR package, later I've replaced it with one from http://linuxwireless.org
Old modules are blacklisted and carl9170 was not loading automaticly, so I've included it into /etc/modules-load.d/load.conf
$ lsmod | grep 9170 carl9170 70554 0 ath 12382 1 carl9170 mac80211 372648 1 carl9170 cfg80211 155615 3 ath,mac80211,carl9170 usbcore 148406 5 uhci_hcd,usb_storage,carl9170,ehci_hcd,usbhid
according to lsusb output device is present and recognized:
$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 004: ID 057c:6201 AVM GmbH AVM Fritz!WLAN v1.1 [Texas Instruments TNETW1450] Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046a:0011 Cherry GmbH G83 (RS 6000) Keyboard Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
however, judging from dmesg it recognized rather as usb-storage:
[ 165.779998] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd [ 166.005869] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver... [ 166.007043] scsi2 : usb-storage 1-2:1.0 [ 166.007185] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage [ 166.007188] USB Mass Storage support registered. [ 167.010673] scsi 2:0:0:0: CD-ROM FRITZ! WLAN selfinstall 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS [ 167.012906] sr1: scsi3-mmc drive: 52x/52x cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray [ 167.013106] sr 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1 [ 192.010906] usb 1-2: USB disconnect, device number 3 [ 193.236663] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd
..and as a result no wireless interface in ip link output
Is there any way to make it working under archlinux?