[solved]download open-ath9k-htc-firmware 1.4.0?

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[solved]download open-ath9k-htc-firmware 1.4.0?

Postby hthi » 2017-08-27 21:17

debian 9 64bit

For an usb ar9271 wifi card I want to download open-ath9k-htc-firmware version 1.4.0. I got these instructions
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dpkg -P open-ath9k-htc-firmware
TMP=$(mktemp -p /etc/apt/sources.list.d --suffix=.list)
echo 'deb http://deb.debian.org/debian sid main' >> "$TMP"
apt update
apt download firmware-ath9k-htc
rm "$TMP"
apt update

The commands result in error messages.
I have been told the file is in the sid main repository. How do I download the file? Thank you.
Last edited by hthi on 2017-08-31 19:24, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: download open-ath9k-htc-firmware 1.4.0?

Postby arochester » 2017-08-27 21:32

"Something to be aware of: Debian is a core or source distribution. This means there are many Debian-based distributions. THEY ARE NOT DEBIAN."
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Re: download open-ath9k-htc-firmware 1.4.0?

Postby stevepusser » 2017-08-27 21:48

It's already in the firmware-atheros package, no need to go through all the extra shenangians:


Just use the download link at the bottom to get the deb, then install it.

Just a tip, when you're a beginner running stable, any instructions that include "sid" should be approached with extreme caution.
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Re: download open-ath9k-htc-firmware 1.4.0?

Postby sunrat » 2017-08-29 00:19

There is no package by that name in Debian repos - https://packages.debian.org/search?keyw ... ection=all

If you philosophically need open firmware, follow arochester's link.

If you just want it to work the easiest way, follow Steve's advice.
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Re: download open-ath9k-htc-firmware 1.4.0?

Postby hthi » 2017-08-31 19:23

Thank you.
The package can be downloaded on https://packages.debian.org/sid/firmware-ath9k-htc.
In order to get an ar9271 wifi card to run on debian 9 main 64bit in file /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf edit
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into the file.
Notice the edit will stop mac address randomization.

I try to avoid non libre software.
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