[Trisquel-users] Atheros 9271 chipset "libre" but "non-free" in Debian - why ?

xliang9550 at live.cn xliang9550 at live.cn
Wed Jul 17 04:25:21 CEST 2019

Right click the Network Manager applet icon, select "Edit Connections", click  
the plus sign to create a WiFi connection. Set the type to AP (or Hot Spot),  
select the ath9k-htc card and give it an arbitrary name (SSID). When the AP  
is created (You can see empty signal bars icon at the notification area),  
disable (delete) it from the "Edit Connections" dialog window. Now everything  
should be OK. This is probably because that the firmware-ath9k-htc is still  

You may also need to disable "MAC address randomization" feature. Set the MAC  
address as "permanent" in the WiFi settings.

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