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[Discuss] Fun with an Unsupported NIC...

On Mon, Feb 06, 2017 at 03:37:13PM -0500, Dr. Anthony Gabrielson wrote:
> Hello,
>    I have an unsupported NIC I would like to hack around with.  The NIC is
> a Linksys AC600 which appears to have an ATH10k chipset.  I know the ATH10k
> works with Linux, but this specific device is not directly supported.  I'm
> hoping someone may be able to point me towards a tutorial to link alias a
> device to an existing driver even if the configuration is unsupported.

You should start here:

and figure out how to download and compile the driver.

Then it's pretty likely that all you have to do is add the PCI
ID of your card to the list in the driver, recompile again, and
use the driver.

That assumes it's a PCI device. If it's USB or SDIO, you're
going to have to actually write a driver, because nobody else
has, to the best of my knowledge.


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