Wireless Success on CentOS 7 with ath5k

[travnewmatic@localhost ~]$ sudo lspci | grep Wireless
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR2413/AR2414 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5005G(S) 802.11bg] (rev 01)

…was no work out of the box.  Ethernet was sufficient since my computer is located near the router.  My D-Link DWA-1320 wireless PCI card has been a champ ever since I’ve owned it.  Its handled everything from XP, to Win7, to OS X SL, multiple versions of Ubuntu and Debian..  but oddly enough was not ready out of the box with CentOS.  I was determined, did a bit of Googling and viola!  Found the driver in a package in the ELRepo.org repository.  Installed the ‘kmod-ath5k’ package, restarted, and wireless worked!

Thanks ELRepo.org!

Updated repolist:

[travnewmatic@localhost ~]$ sudo yum repolist
[sudo] password for travnewmatic: 
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: mirror-centos.hostingswift.com
 * elrepo: ftp.utexas.edu
 * elrepo-extras: ftp.utexas.edu
 * elrepo-kernel: ftp.utexas.edu
 * epel: mirrors.tummy.com
 * extras: centos.mirror.lstn.net
 * nux-dextop: mirror.li.nux.ro
 * rpmforge: mirror.nexcess.net
 * rpmforge-extras: mirror.nexcess.net
 * updates: dallas.tx.mirror.xygenhosting.com
repo id                   repo name                                       status
base/7/x86_64             CentOS-7 – Base                                 8,465
elrepo                    ELRepo.org Community Enterprise Linux Repositor    53
elrepo-extras             ELRepo.org Community Enterprise Linux Extras Re     3
elrepo-kernel             ELRepo.org Community Enterprise Linux Kernel Re    21
epel/x86_64               Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 – x86_64  5,610
extras/7/x86_64           CentOS-7 – Extras                                  30
google-chrome             google-chrome                                       3
google-talkplugin         google-talkplugin                                   1
nux-dextop/x86_64         Nux.Ro RPMs for general desktop use             1,301
nux-dextop-testing/x86_64 Nux.Ro RPMs for general desktop use – testing       5
rpmforge                  RHEL 7 – RPMforge.net – dag                       245
rpmforge-extras           RHEL 7 – RPMforge.net – extras                     10
updates/7/x86_64          CentOS-7 – Updates                                736
virtualbox/7/x86_64       Oracle Linux / RHEL / CentOS-7 / x86_64 – Virtu     1
repolist: 16,484


One response to “Wireless Success on CentOS 7 with ath5k”

  1. Thank you. It works for me too.

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