[CentOS] CentOS 7 does not pick up my atheros wireless

Tue Sep 30 22:13:34 UTC 2014
Martes <mailinglistmember at mgwigglesworth.net>

Greetings everyone.

I the output of lspci -nn | grep -i eth is identical to lspci |grep AR which has already been listed.

>From my understanding, I need ath5k, and I do in fact require centosplus kernel.

I have attempted to update to centosplus kernel by doing the following:

run vi /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo
and add the following to it


However, this only made kernel-plus packages avaialable, and none of which provide nl80211 or ath5k resources.

Can some current directions be listed on how I am supposed to get the centosplus kernel?


Martes G Wigglesworth 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Akemi Yagi" <amyagi at gmail.com>
To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:39:59 PM
Subject: Re: [CentOS] CentOS 7 does not pick up my atheros wireless

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 8:33 AM, Martes
<mailinglistmember at mgwigglesworth.net> wrote:
> Greetings everyone.
> My recently installed CentOS 7 instance does not enable wireless via Network Manager or otherwise.
> I have the following output from lspci:
> lspci |grep AR
> 08:05.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR5212/AR5213 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

I suspect the driver your device uses is one of those removed from
CentOS-7. To find out if this is the case, we need to know the device
ID pairing. Please show us the output from:

lspci -nn | grep -i eth

The driver could be ath5k. If so, you are in luck. The centosplus
kernel has that driver. But we will see..

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