I have a broadcom wireless card in my laptop and as far as I know, it acts as an USB device. I also have one USB stick wireless device (TL-WN422G - uses ath9k_htc driver) which I want to use at the same time as the first (Broadcom) device.
The problem is, after I load ath9k_htc - iwconfig does not show the new USB device (the TL-WN422G - wlan1 / ath0 / whatever), but only the old one (wlan0 - Broadcom, checked by MAC).
I tried this USB device (TL-WN422G) on my other computer that has PCI wireless card in it, and they both worked just fine together after I pluged it in... I get wlan0 (Ralink) and wlan1 (TL-WN422G). Is it some kind of a problem for the laptop that both devices are recognized as USB? How do I make wlan1 appear on my laptop?
also, my system is fully up to date 2.6.35 kernel (Arch)
edit: I've already downloaded the needed ar9271.fw from linuxwireless.org and I put it into /lib/firmware - something wrong in that?
dmesg gives me this on laptop:
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 9 usb 1-5: ath9k_htc: Firmware - ar9271.fw not found ath9k_hif_usb: probe of 1-5:1.0 failed with error -22
and this on the computer that does work:
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4 usb 1-5: ath9k_htc: Transferred FW: ar9271.fw, size: 51280 ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x809c ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a country code ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x52 ath: Country alpha2 being used: CN ath: Regpair used: 0x52 cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: CN Registered led device: ath9k-phy1::radio Registered led device: ath9k-phy1::assoc Registered led device: ath9k-phy1::tx Registered led device: ath9k-phy1::rx usb 1-5: ath9k_htc: USB layer initialized usbcore: registered new interface driver ath9k_hif_usb