There is no way that Linux can be compiled for any processor without using the source from one of these directories.
Is this something to do with the Atheros chipset? For instance can the source be compiled for this router?
Sorry for the educated Noob questions. I've been kernel hacking for a long time, but like I said, always on a pc platform where the chipset is not really an issue.
Pardon what you may find as rude but... Actually these questions aren't educated noob questions, they are questions of someone that won't accept the answer given. If they were educated, observations would have been applied by you and the answer i gave would have been accepted.
The guide you link in there is for broadcom units, in your educated observations, i'm already sure you seen this... broadcom builds for dd-wrt are different, because the .ko broadcom blob IS available to the public for broadcom dd-wrt builds, that is why some users (Fractal, Kong etc) can compile their own dd-wrt builds, but they do it for broadcom only.
I'll state it once more since you cannot seem to accept, Atheros dd-wrt wireless drivers are NOT available to the public. Why do you think you cannot find them in the source? And dd-wrt doesn't use Ath9k, it uses some kind of modified ath9k that isn't available to the public, otherwise the sources would be there. _________________ Wireless N Config | Linking Routers | DD-WRT Wiki | DD-WRT Builds | Peacock - Broadcom FAQ
Which led me to believe that the router is using the Atheros driver and mac80211. Now I know that this is not the Linux ath9k and mac802.11 and that the source is not available for this entire chipset. No compiling, no kernel hacks. I must use a different platform
Good information. Seems to make perfect sense now. Thanxs.