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Changes from Version 1 of Compatibility/Atheros

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03/27/07 15:30:39 (13 years ago)

Page created by importing section for this vendor from "big" compatibility list.


  • Compatibility/Atheros

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     3= Atheros = 
     4In some places you will find the name of the chipset instead of the name of the chip  
     6== Atheros reference design == 
     8||Chipset:||AR5210 (802.11a only)|| 
     11||Antenna Connector:||(unknown type)|| 
     12||Device Information:||168c:0007 Subsystem: Unknown device 168c:1011|| 
     14== Atheros AR5001X+ == 
     16||Chipset:||AR5001X+ = (AR5211 + AR5111 + AR2111)|| 
     17||Chip:||AR5211 (802.11a +???)|| 
     19||Supports:||IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g|| 
     21== Atheros AR5002X == 
     23||Chipset:||AR5002X = (AR5212 + AR5112)|| 
     24||Chip:||AR5212 (802.11a +???)|| 
     26||Supports:||IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g|| 
     28== Atheros AR5002G == 
     30||Chipset:||AR5002G = (AR5212 + AR2112)|| 
     31||Chip:||AR5212 (802.11???)|| 
     33||Supports:||IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g|| 
     35== Atheros AR5004X == 
     37||Chipset:||AR5004X = (AR5213 + AR5112)|| 
     38||Chip:||AR5213 (802.11a +???)|| 
     40||Supports:||IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g|| 
     42== Atheros AR5004G == 
     44||Chipset:||AR5004G = (AR5213 + AR2112)|| 
     45||Chip:||AR5213 (802.11???)|| 
     47||Supports:||IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g|| 
     49== Atheros AR 5005G == 
     51||Chipset:||AR5005G = (AR2413)|| 
     52||Chip:||AR2413 (802.11b+g)|| 
     54||Supports:||IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g|| 
     55||Working: || '''not''' working with version 0.9.2, dmesg reports: "unable to attach hardware: 'Hardware revision not supported' (HAL status 13)"|| 
     56||Notes: || Several tickets indicate this; no response was ever given.  However, [ some users] have reported success, but could not confirm this.|| 
     57||Notes: || Works perfectly on Slackware 11 (kernel and madwifi 0.9.2. Just modprobe ath_pci after compiling/installing. (this on an Acer 3102 wlmi) || 
     58||Notes: || I can confirm that this chipset works great with the madwifi-ng drivers on Debian Testing. Also monitor mode.|| 
     59||Notes: || chipset is AR1423, as you can see through URL|| 
     60||Notes: || This chipset works on the Acer Aspire 5040 if you install the acer_acpi driver []|| 
     61||Notes: || Works on the Acer Aspire 3053 if you reload the modules (see []) and then run depmod -a (as root)|| 
     62||Notes: || Works on the Acer Aspire 5051 using madwifi source pulled 2006-12-18 (OpenSuSE 10.2/x86_64)|| 
     63||Notes: || Cheap Ativa card works ok in gentoo. /etc/init.d/net.athx start does not ifconfig athx up the device, so preferred wireless won't work|| 
     65== Atheros AR5005VL == 
     67||Chipset:||AR5005VL = (AR5513)|| 
     68||Chip:||AR5513 (802.11a+b+g)|| 
     70||Supports:||IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g|| 
     71||Notes:||As of 2006-06-10 the HAL does not support this chipset.|| 
     73== Atheros AR5006EG == 
     75||Chipset:||AR5006EG = (AR2423)|| 
     76||Chip:||AR2423 (802.11a+b+g)|| 
     78||Supports:||IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g|| 
     79||Device Information:||TBD|| 
     80||Notes:||works with madwifi-r2153-20070224  || 
     81||Notes:||Works on Toshiba Satellite A135  || 
     82||Notes:||Had to change order of module insertion. Works when order is:modprobe wlan_scan_sta,modprobe wlan_wep,modprobe ath_pci || 
     84== Atheros AR5006XS == 
     86||Chipset:||AR5006XS = (AR5414)|| 
     87||Chip:||AR5414 (802.11a+b+g)|| 
     89||Supports:||IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g|| 
     90||Device Information:||168c:001b|| 
     91||Notes:||works with madwifi-r1352-20051208|| 
     93== Atheros AR5007EG == 
     95||Chipset:||[ AR2425 / AR5007EG]|| 
     97||Supports:||802.11b 802.11g|| 
     98||Interface:||PCI-Express x1|| 
     99||Device Information:||168c:001c|| 
     100||Notes:||not supported by HAL as of 2007.03.12 
     102== Atheros AR5BXB6 == 
     104||Supports:|| IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g|| 
     105||Notes:|| Works great with Madwifi included with Ubuntu Feisty. A 108Mbps mini-pci Express card.|| 
     107== Atheros AR5BXB61 == 
     109||Supports:|| IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g|| 
     110||Notes:||not supported yet (HAL status 13)||