Please note: This project is no longer active. The website is kept online for historic purposes only.
If you´re looking for a Linux driver for your Atheros WLAN device, you should continue here .

D-Link

DWA-547

Chipset:AR5416 (802.11/b/g/n)
URL: http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=531 (not the same product, but close)
Supports: IEEE 802.11bg
Interface: PCI
Device Information:168c:0023
Subsystem ID: 1186:3a6b
madwifi version:Trunk r3123 (NOTE! doesn't work with release 0.9.3.3)
OS: Gentoo x86, Debian etch with lates from cvs

DWA-552

Chipset:AR5416 (802.11/a/b/g/n)
URL:http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=531
URL For All Iterations:http://www.atheros.com/news/xspan.html
Supports:IEEE 802.11bgn
Interface:PCI
H/W Version:A1
F/W Version:1.20
madwifi version:Trunk May 10, 2008, Trunk May 31, 2008
OS:Ubuntu x86_64 8.04, Gentoo--Backtrack 3(Slax)
Notes:Doesn't work out of the box with Ubuntu 8.04, but works when following the instructions at http://sudan.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.php?t=718244
Notes:I only have a 802.11g router for now. Don't know if the 802.11n from the card works
Notes:Master mode works
Notes:I have D-Link xtreme-n PCI(5416/AR2133) Works Flawlessly under Backtrack 3 Final(But not VMWare because of PCI)

DWA-556

Chipset:AR5418 (802.11/b/g/n)
URL:http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=549
Supports:IEEE 802.11bgn
Interface:PCI Express
Device Information:168C:0024
Subsystem ID:1186:3a70
H/W Version:A1
F/W Version:1.00
madwifi version:Trunk December 7, 2007
OS:Ubuntu x86_64 7.10
Notes:Doesn't work out of the box with Ubuntu 7.10
Notes:Working with network-manager (some issues) with snapshot from madwifi.
Notes:Low signal disconnection issues? Seeing drops and then restarts. Could be my environment.
Notes:Stuck beacon problem with madwifi with 0.9.4 and trunk from 20090825. ath9k included in Linux 2.6.30.5 works at 100Kbps

DWA-642

Chipset:AR5416
URL:http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=503
Supports:IEEE 802.11bgn
Interface:Cardbus
Antenna Connector:No
Device Information:168C:FF1D
Notes:Works with branches/madwifi-hal-0.9.30.13. Only tested monitor mode
Notes:Seems to be the same card as DWA-645 (by checking FCC id)
Notes:Works well. Good sensitivity. Supports injection when using aircrack-ng supplied patches.

Firmware Compatibility:

HardwareFirmwareStatus
A12.0Works
A12.10Works

DWA-643

Chipset:AR5418
URL:http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=550
Supports:IEEE 802.11bgn
Interface:PCI Express Card
Antenna Connector:No
Device Information:168c:0024
Subsystem:1186:3a6f
OS:Slackware 12.1 (current), Linux Mint 5
madwifi version:Trunk 05 Mar 2008, Trunk 02 Aug 2008
Notes:Works with latest SVN, doesn't work with madwifi 0.9.4 (stable)

DWL-A520

Chipset:AR5210
URL:http://support.dlink.com/products/view.asp?productid=DWL%2DA520
Supports:IEEE 802.11a
Interface:PCI
Antenna Connector:Permanent - antenna cannot be detached
Device Information:168c:0007
Notes:Works well.

DWL-AG660

Chipset:AR5212(802.11a/b/g)
URL:www.dlink.com
Interface:Cardbus
Antenna Connector:No., but U.FL connector on top of board.
Device Information:168c:0013 Rev 01
Notes:Successfully working with http://atrpms.net/dist/fc3/madwifi/madwifi-kmdl-2.6.11-1.35_FC3-0.9.4.12-16.rhfc3.at.i686.rpm

Firmware Compatibility:

HardwareFirmwareStatus
A11.???Works
B12.00Works
B22.10Works with madwifi-old
B22.20Works with madwifi >= r1536
B32.20Works
B32.30does not work with wpa_supplicant under Debian (etch/lenny); lspci reports "AR5413 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)"; madwifi 1:0.9.4 reports " Atheros 5212"

DWL-AB650

Chipset:AR5211(802.11a/b)
URL:www.dlink.com
Interface:Cardbus
Antenna Connector:No.
Device Information:168c:0012
Notes:This is a discontinued product. There are no more informations left on dlink.com nor dlink.de.
madwifi version:succesfull working with 2005-03-09, 2005-05-29, 2005-06-24

DWL-650+

Chipset:AR5210 (b only)
URL:http://www.dlink.com/products
Interface:Cardbus
Antenna Connector:No ext connector.
Device Information:PCI ID 168c:0013
Subsystem:D-Link System Inc: Unknown device 3202
Notes:Various different versions are available (see below). There is also an adapter by the same name with a Texas Instruments ACX100 chipset (FCC ID: KA2DWL-650PLUSB1) and may not be compatible.

Firmware Compatibility:

HardwareFirmwareStatus
A11.0Works

DWL-G650

Chipset:AR5212 (b/g)
URL:http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=11
Interface:Cardbus
Antenna Connector:No ext connector, but U.FL connector on top of board.
Device Information:PCI ID 168c:0013
Subsystem:D-Link System Inc: Unknown device 3202
Notes:Various different versions are available (see below)
Notes: Works on Slackware 11.0 Kernel 2.6.19.1
Notes:Works with Ubuntu 7.04 & 7.10
Notes:works as a master mode wireless card functioning perfectly

Firmware Compatibility:

HardwareFirmwareStatus
B12.20Works
B22.20Works
B22.23Works
B32.36Works
B42.42Works
B52.54Works
C23.1.6Works
C34.11Works
C34.30Works
C44.30Works (08/07/2006)
C44.31Works (11/27/2007) tested with Debian Etch 4.0
C44.40Works (03/13/2008) tested with Debian unstable

DWL-G650M

Chipset:AR5005VL (b/g)
Interface:Cardbus
Antenna Connector:No. New MIMO Antannae
Device Information:PCI ID 168c:0020
Subsystem:D-Link System Inc Unknown device 3a67.
Notes:AR5005VL chipset not yet supported by MadWifi.

Firmware Compatibility:

HardwareFirmwareStatus
B12.00No support (01/10/2007)

DWL-AG650

Chipset:AR5212 (a/b/g).
URL:www.dlink.com.sg
Interface:Cardbus
Antenna Connector:No external connector.
Device Information:PCI ID 168c:0013
Subsystem:D-Link System Inc: Unknown device 3a07.
Notes: Rev. A2 confirmed working. Rev. B2 works with CVS after 9th April 2005.

DWL-G650+A

Chipset:AR5212 (b/g).
URL:www.dlink.com.cn
Interface:Cardbus
Antenna Connector:No external connector.
Device Information:PCI ID 168c:001a
Subsystem:D-Link System Inc D-Link AirPlus? G DWL-G650+A Wireless Cardbus Adapter(1186:3a24)
Notes: Rev. 01 works fine if the PCI ID is added in ath/if_ath_pci.c of madwifi.

DWL-AG520

Chipset:AR5212 (a/b/g). In my card, the surface of the chip itself reads 'AR5212A-00'
Chipset Revision:H/W: A1. This 'hardware version' number is printed next to the serial number, in the barcode sticker usually at the back of the box, or next to the serial number barcode in the card itself. I don't know if there are any other revisions out there, but my AG520 worked fine and it was an A1.
URL:http://www.dlink.com/search/?qry=DWL-AG520&x=6&y=11
URL:http://www.dlink.com.sg/products/?pid=16
Interface:Native PCI interface.
Antenna Connector:1.5m of cable connected to board via MMCX. Easy to break, and removing the protective heat shrink tube will reduce the strain relief.
Antenna:Seems a bit fragile when fixing it to its base. Nevertheless, it seems to have a nice power/gain (or whatever you call it :). Without any tweaks, it covers my full house (110 square meters, passing through 2 or 3 brick walls). The reception at the furthest point is minimal BUT useable (at least browsing the net). I will try with a reflector to maximize directional gain (and minimize my upper neighbours from sucking my wifi :).
Device Information:PCI ID 168c:0013
Notes:It works out-of-the-box. Download and compile latest kernel (mine 2.6.12.1), download latest madwifi (mine 25th June 2005), compile (make & make install), and DONE! :) **It works fine in Master mode** (so far, b-mode, as I don't have a g-card at hand), although some more tests will be done to see if it gives a good TX rate, or if it has any stability issues. But, so far, so good! :) This is a discontinued product. It has been 'replaced' by the DWL-AG530

DWL-G520

Chipset:AR5212 (b/g)
Chipset:DWL-G520 v.B3 AR 2414A-00 (b/g)
Chipset:DWL-G520+ v.A3 Texas Instruments
URL:http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=12
URL:http://www.dlink.com.au/products/wireless/dwlg520/
URL:http://tsd.dlink.com.tw/ModelDocuView.asp?SourceType=download&ModelSno=NTGQMN&DocuSno=BCLHCCED
Interface:Native PCI interface.
Antenna Connector:No connector, but ~0.1m of cable.
Antenna Connector:B3/4.11:External connector and aerial, no cable.
Antenna Connector:Dipole with detachable reverse SMA connector.
Device Information:PCI ID 168c:0013 (rev 01)
Notes:B2/3.1.6:Master mode tested and verified as working
Notes:B3/4.20: Working in master mode, bridged to eth0, with hostapd for WPA2 - No problems once setup. Works also with Debian Sarge (stable, 2.6.16 kernel) in hostap (master) mode. 11Mbps, 54Mbps, and 108Mbps all tested and working in Debian Sarge.
Notes:B4/4.30: Works under Ubuntu 6.06 with WPA. Shows up in lpsci output as "Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)". According to D-Link support the chipset of rev. B4 is AR2414
Notes:B4/4.31: Master mode tested and verified as working. Works with Debian Etch (stable) with 2.6.21.5 kernel. Shows up lspci output as "Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)".
Notes:B4/4.40: Master mode tested and verified as working. Works with Ubuntu 7.10 with 2.6.26 kernel. Shows up lspci output as "Atheros Communications Inc. AR5212/AR5213 Multiprotocol MAC/baseband processor (rev 01)". Card bought new 2008 Aug 14
Notes:B4/4.40: Working on debian 4.0 using madwifi drivers and hostapd.

Firmware Compatibility:

HardwareFirmwareStatus
A12.23Works
A32.04Does NOT work, TI Chipset|Got it to work under Mint 8, with ndiswrapper & the windows .inf file of the driver, though it didn't under any Distro before that
A42.23Works
B23.1.6Works
B34.10Works
B34.11Works
B34.20Works
B34.30Works
B44.30Works
B44.31Works
B44.40Works

DWL-AG530

Chipset:Atheros AR5212 or AR5213 (a/b/g)
URL:http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=306
Interface:Native PCI interface.
Antenna Connector:Yes, comes with a low-profile bracket, detachable external cable and antenna. On the last versions (HW version : A5), the cable is welded with the board (a U.FL connector is present and it's easy to weld a SMA connector).
Device Information:PCI ID 168c:0013, PCI ID 168c:001b (h/w ver: A5)
Notes:This card has a broken country code, which must be set for the card to work, not a trivial process. If when you load the driver for this device, you see: ath0: unable to collect channel list from hal ath0: possible regdomain 18 countrycode 0 then you will need to fix the country code. For information on how to do this, see: http://madwifiwiki.thewebhost.de/wiki/DLinkDWLAG530 This site seems to be down currently, there is a copy of the procedure here: http://www.gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_ar5212
(Notes):DLink DWL-AG530 fix Country Code/RegDomain in Windows: install http://www.tamos.com/bitrix/redirect.php?event1=download&event2=commwifi&event3=&goto=/files/ca5.zip install driver C:\ProgramFiles?\CommViewWiFi?\Driver (net5211) http://www.tamos.com/files/rcu.zip open RCU.exe

Firmware Compatibility:

HardwareFirmwarePCI IdentificationStatus
A1? Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)Works
A31.00Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)Works
A52.10Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev ?)Works with madwifi
A62.30Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006X 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)Works

DWL-G630

Chipset:AR5212 (a/b/g)
URL:http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=317
Interface:Cardbus
Antenna Connector:No.
Device Information:PCI ID 168c:001a (rev 01)
Notes:This information is for rev. C of this card. The other two revisions use a different chipset. For rev. C1 to work, I needed latest HAL from CVS. The debian package didn't work because it used a January snapshot. It works on Fedora Core 3 using compiled build from repo http://atrpms.net/name/madwifi/. It works well with RH-EL4. Rev. D1 of this card works with a CVS (20050717) release of madwifi (update: packages at ATrpms are now newer).

Firmware Compatibility:

HardwareFirmwareStatus
AUnknownUnknown
B11.2.0.30Now working, works with the ACX100 project drivers, Debian walkthrough
CUnknownWorks
C11.2.0.30Works
C23.0Works
C23.01Works
D14.0Works
D14.1Works
D14.1Works
E15.0Doesn't work, changed chipset - use "RT61" driver from http://www.ralinktech.com/supp-1.htm instead
E25.0RT61 chipset - Works using rt61pci-firmware.noarch.rpm or the like for Debian/Ubuntu.

DWL-G510

Chipset:AR5212 (b/g)
URL:http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=308
Interface:Native PCI interface.
Antenna Connector:Yes comes with a detachable external cable and antenna.
Device Information:PCI ID 168c:001a
Notes:Various different versions are available: Rev. A is the Atheros AR5005G chipset and the newer Rev. B1 does work. C1 does not, reports on lspci: RaLink: Unknown device 0302. Maybe a different chipset? C2 does not work because it has a RaLink rt61 chipset
Notes:According to http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List exists a G510 with PCI ID 11ab:1fa6, with chipset Marvell W8300. No open source drivers actually.
Notes:On my Debian Sarge install it only works with WEP (as opposed to no encryption).
Notes:I managed to use hostap with WPA-PSK with this card.

Firmware Compatibility:

HardwareFirmwareStatus
B1UnknownWorks
B12.00 Works
B12.10 Works
B12.11 Works
B14.0 Works
B14.10 Works
C15.00 Not supported, try RaLink drivers
C25.00 RaLink drivers work but not in Monitor Mode

DWL-G550

Chipset: AR5212 802.11abg
URL:http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=414
Interface:Native PCI interface.
Antenna Connector:Yes it comes with an extended antanna where you can put anywhere but only bout 2 feet.
Device Information:????
Notes:WPA WORKS flawlessly with no issues. haven't tried wep but assume it'll work as well.

Firmware Compatibility:

HardwareFirmwareStatus
A1UnknownWorks

DWL-G520M

Chipset:AR5513(802.11a/b/g)
URL:http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=422
Interface:Native PCI Interface
Antenna Connector:No. New MIMO Antannae
Device Information:3a68:0020
Notes:Successfully loaded drivers, no interface; Tested as drop in replacement for working DWL-G520
Notes:AR5005VL chipset not yet supported by MadWifi.

Firmware Compatibility:

HardwareFirmwareStatus
A11.01Not workding (ng HAL 0.9.16.3)

WDA-1320

Chipset:AR5212(802.11a/b/g)
URL:www.dlink.com
Interface:PCI
Antenna Connector:SMA
Notes:Successfully working with debian 4.0; Failed to use TKIP, resorted to AES on WPA2 encryption on Ubuntu 7.04
Notes:Works fine in Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), connected to a USR router using shared WEP encryption. I had a little trouble figuring out how to set up the encryption because the Madwifi wiki overview page was a little unclear, but I edited the page so that now it should be clear to others. There's also good info on setting this card up in the forums at mepislovers.org; search for WDA-1320. Works Very well on ipcop with WLAN-AP

Firmware Compatibility:

HardwareFirmwareStatus
A11.00No TKIP support

WDA-2320

Chipset:AR5212(802.11a/b/g)
URL:http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=471
Interface:PCI
Antenna Connector:SMA
Notes:Successfully working with SuSE 10.1
Notes:Successfully working with Gentoo 2.6.18-gentoo-r3
Notes:Successfully working with Debian/Lenny using madwifi-hal-0.9.30.13-current.tar.gz.
Notes:Successfully working as an access point with Livna madwifi packages in Fedora 8.
Notes:Successfully working with openSUSE 11.0.
Notes:Successfully working OTB with Ubuntu 8.04, monitor mode and injection work OTB as well.

Firmware Compatibility:

HardwareFirmwareStatus
A11.00Works just fine
A21.00No problems at all so far, painless setup with madwifi-0.9.2, wpa_supplicant-0.5.6
A21.03No problems at all, works perfect.

WNA-2330

Chipset:AR5212 (802.11/a/b/g)
Interface:Cardbus
Device Information8086:1031 (rev 42)
H/W Version:A1
F/W Version:1.10
notes:Succesfully worked with MadWifi snapshot Early Feb 2006
notes:Believe this is a replacement for the dwl-g650
notes:Tested and working in 802.11g mode with madwifi-0.9.2.1 Feb 24th, 2007 on Fedora 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5
notes:Dto. under Ubuntu 6.06 and Gentoo.

WNA-1330

Chipset:AR5005G (802.11/a/b/g)
Interface:Cardbus
H/W Version:A1
F/W Version:1.10
notes:Works really well when it works. Occaisionally system freezes and I have to pull card out.
notes:Not sure if my fault or conflict or driver. Using SVN July 19, 2007
notes:Using Debian etch 4.0 Kernel 2.6.18-4-686
notes:addendum[kingbeowulf]: Works well under Slackware 11/12 when compiled for running kernel.
notes:kernel 2.6.21.5 Compaq Evo N400c. No lockups. hotplug/udev intermittent but reboot ok.
notes:Works great. CentOS 4.5 / 2.6.9-55.0.2.EL / madwifi 0.9.3.1 / wpa_supplicant 0.4.10
notes:Works Great under CentOS 5 kernel 2.6.18-53.1.13.el5 / madwifi 0.9.4-0.1, no drops as opposed to Windows on the same PC.