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#1 2012-06-01 07:14:14

hermi
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Registered: 2012-06-01
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Installation of an AVM GmbH Fritz!WLAN N Wlan-Usb Stick

Dear Community,

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,
hermi

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#2 2012-06-01 07:27:46

Gusar
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Registered: 2009-08-25
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Re: Installation of an AVM GmbH Fritz!WLAN N Wlan-Usb Stick

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

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#3 2012-06-01 07:35:29

hermi
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Re: Installation of an AVM GmbH Fritz!WLAN N Wlan-Usb Stick

That did it!
Thank you very much!

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#4 2012-06-01 07:38:21

JackH79
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Registered: 2009-06-18
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Re: Installation of an AVM GmbH Fritz!WLAN N Wlan-Usb Stick

Apparently there is a driver from AVM themselves as well.

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#5 2012-06-01 08:33:27

hermi
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Registered: 2012-06-01
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Re: Installation of an AVM GmbH Fritz!WLAN N Wlan-Usb Stick

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).

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#6 2012-08-30 21:17:30

Ruun
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Registered: 2012-08-30
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Re: Installation of an AVM GmbH Fritz!WLAN N Wlan-Usb Stick

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.

Edit:
Small mistake of myself. You need to download explicitly the firmware and copy it to /lib/firmware.

Chris

Last edited by Ruun (2012-08-30 23:11:33)

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#7 2013-01-29 20:14:49

Rimas
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Registered: 2006-12-10
Posts: 19

Re: Installation of an AVM GmbH Fritz!WLAN N Wlan-Usb Stick

Hi,

and again there are problems with fritz!wlan stick sad

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?

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