The Atheros 9285 patch on 8.0-stable

Jason Garrett kingedgar at
Wed Mar 10 04:00:48 UTC 2010

On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 02:38, James Colannino <james at> wrote:

> Hey everyone,
> I have an Asus EEE PC 1005HA, which has an Atheros 9285 wireless chipset.
>  I discovered that Rui Paulo wrote a driver, and put up a patch for the 8.0
> stable kernel here:
> It seems to have worked for some people.  After patching and re-compiling
> my kernel, it did manage to detect the device on my machine, but
> unfortunately, I'm unable to scan for networks or associate with my network.
>  Here's what happens:
> The machine boots, and I see the ath0 interface when I run ifconfig.  I
> then run the command 'ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0' and successfully
> create wlan0.  However, when I run the command 'ifconfig wlan0 scan', the
> command doesn't seem to do anything, and I eventually have to CTRL-C it.
> Has anybody else had this problem?  Is it a known issue?  Maybe I'm doing
> something wrong?  It was mentioned that testers were needed for this driver,
> and I'd love to help out if possible.  If anybody wants me to send any
> additional information, just let me know.
> Thanks so much everyone!
> James
>  Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but has this driver been committed to
STABLE yet, or do we still need to apply the patch? I am about to embark on
installing FreeBSD on this exact model with the exact wifi chip.

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