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 +Go back –> [[en/​users/​Drivers/​ath6kl|ath6kl]] ​
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 +===== Setting up ath6kl =====
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 +==== Kernel configuration ====
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 +Starting from Linux kernel 3.2 ath6kl is available from kernel menuconfig: ​
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 +<​code>​->​ Device Drivers
 + -> Network device support (NETDEVICES [=y])
 +  -> Wireless LAN (WLAN [=y])
 +   -> Atheros Wireless Cards (ATH_COMMON [=y])
 +    -> Atheros mobile chipsets support (ATH6KL [=m])</​code>​
 +Or alternatively search for CONFIG_ATH6KL. ​
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 +
 +==== Suspend ====
 +
 +ath6kl supports various suspend which can be controlled with two module parameters, suspend_mode and wow_mode. ​
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 +suspend_mode makes it possible to force a certain mode when host suspends: ​
 +| **value** | **mode** |
 +| 0 | automatic (default) |
 +| 1 | cutpower |
 +| 2 | deepsleep |
 +| 3 | wow |
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 +Definion of different suspend modes: ​
 +
 +  ; automatic ​ : the suspend mode is chosen based on host hardware capabilities ​
 +  ; cutpower ​ : the chip is powered off for maximum power savings and hence resume is slower ​
 +  ; deepsleep ​ : the firmware is running on the chip but is kept 
 +  ; wow  : if ath6kl is connected to an AP device will maintain the connection with Wake-on-WLAN feature while host is suspended ​
 +If wow mode is enabled it's possible to choose different wow submode with wow_mode parameter: ​
 +| **value** | **mode** |
 +| 0 | default |
 +| 1 | cutpower when disconnected |
 +| 2 | deepsleep when disconnected |
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 +Definion of different wow modes: ​
 +
 +  ; default ​ : Chooses the default mode from below which is subject to change. ​
 +  ; cutpower ​ : 
 +If ath6kl is //not// connected to an AP the power is cut from the wifi chip. If connected to an AP WoW mode is used. 
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 +  ; deepsleep ​ : 
 +If ath6kl is //not// connected to an AP the firmware is put to low power deep sleep state. If connected to an AP WoW mode is used. 
  
en/users/drivers/ath6kl/setup.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/26 09:49 (external edit)