Issues related to hardware problems
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Hi. The wireless card on the old Toshiba laptop is not detected.
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[root@localhost ~]# lspci -nn | grep -i net
02:00.0 Ethernet controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller : Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:001c] (rev 01)
Before 2015 people successfully installed kmod-ath5k from elrepo, but now it's gone. What's the replacment?
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Redhat dropped it from the el7 kernel when that was first released in 2014. I did ask ELRepo once about the status of it and if it was possible to create a kmod-ath5k for el7 but I believe it would not compile.
I checked my IRC logs and the answer I got was "[Saturday 18 Nov 2017] [12:32:21] <NedSlider> RH deprecated ath5k in RHEL7 as the devices are so old. elrepo deprecated kmod-ath5k in el7.4 as it no longer compiles against the updated wireless stack in el7.4"
If your existing card is a mini-PCIe one then you can pick up Intel ones on ebay for (your currency's equivalent of) about £10. Just checked my ebay history and I bought one about a year ago - INTEL 7260HMW - for £11.
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