Topic: Atheros ar9102/ar9103 madwifi or ath9k support
Hello. There are a few active threads, but wanted to focus on the major issue - the lack of working wireless for these Atheros AP81/AP83 routers.
The Netgear WNR2000 factory firmware is based on a fork of OpenWRT with 2.6.15 kernel. Poking around in the GPL download for this router, it seems to only include a atheros-madwifi-18.104.22.168 set of binary files (this router has the ar9103).
I'm on latest subversion of OpenWRT and can not get wireless to work with any of the drivers. So I see we have three choices.
1) ath9k driver updates to support the ar9102/ar9103/ar9106
2) madwifi driver updates to support the ar9102/ar9103/ar9106
3) try to adapt the binary drivers from the WNR2000 to run on newer kernel 2.6.26 or 2.6.27 that OpenWRT is currently using
I need technical help. I have hardware to test on, figured out how to put the latest OpenWRT on my router, etc... but not really experienced at integrating new drivers. Here to learn Routers getting activity on the forum that can be updated with the latest development OpenWRT but are needing these drivers:
planex mzk-w300nh (serial port u-boot tftp of OpenWRT confirmed)
Netgear wnr2000 (serial port u-boot tftp of OpenWRT confirmed)
Trendet TEW-652BRP (OpenWRT firmware flash working!)
Trendet TEW-632BRP (OpenWRT firmware flash working!)
DLink DIR-615 revision C1 [identical to Trendnet TEW-652BRP] (OpenWRT firmware flash working!)
Cameo Communications WLN2206, [identical to Trendnet TEW-632BRP ] (OpenWRT firmware flash working!)
Big news Saturday January 3, 2009: Thank you Gabor! Support in latest dev trunk via new ATH9K patches