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Tested for kernel 3.8 and 3.9

For up to date drivers (until they become part of the future kernel), please visit https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/2013/.  The most recent driver is compat-drivers-2013-03-28-5-u.tar.bz2.

https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/2013/03/28/compat-drivers-2013-03-28-5-u.tar.bz2

When selecting the driver please make sure it has the letter "u" in the name.

Before installing make sure you have the linux headers installed. 

To install do the following..

tar -xjvf compat*
cd compat*
./scripts/driver-select alx
make
sudo make install

sudo modprobe alx or just reboot.

Hope this helps.


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Re: New drivers for Atheros AR8161/AR8162 Gigabit Ethernet alx drive
« Reply #1 on: 20. April 2013, 13:14:11 »
Hi :)

Thanks, very interesting.
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Re: New drivers for Atheros AR8161/AR8162 Gigabit Ethernet alx drive
« Reply #2 on: 20. April 2013, 13:41:31 »
They improves something?

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Re: New drivers for Atheros AR8161/AR8162 Gigabit Ethernet alx drive
« Reply #3 on: 22. April 2013, 12:01:01 »
They improves something?

These are the latest drivers available for AR8161/AR8162.  The word "New" in the heading may not be appropriate.