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     3= Atheros releases driver for 802.11n USB sticks = 
     4Atheros has just [ announced the release] of yet another Linux driver for their equipment: 
     8We would like to see our Atheros 802.11n USB Linux driver upstream 
     9however we need help with this so we are releasing our Atheros 11n USB 
     10Otus Linux driver under the ISC to the community. The goal is to work 
     11with the community to help move this forward upstream. We are hoping 
     12for community help and leadership on this (*cough*). 
     14In the meantime users should be able to use this driver and patches 
     15are welcomed to add newer wireless extension support so users on newer 
     16kernels can get their devices working. The focus should be upstream 
     17though :) 
     20Otus, as the driver is called, supports all current 802.11n USB chipsets of the [ AR9001U family] (UB81, UB82, UB83). It currently works with 2.4 and 2.6 kernels (up to 2.6.24). Implemented features are: 
     22 * IEEE standard compliance 
     23 * IEEE 802.11a/b/g 
     24 * IEEE 802.11h, 802.11d 
     25 * IEEE 802.11i 
     26 * IEEE Draft 2.0 802.11n 
     27 * Ad Hoc: 
     28   * join (2.4GHz, 5GHz if SKU allows) 
     29   * create (2.4GHz , 5GHz if SKU allows) 
     30   * Adhoc security: WEP 
     31 * Security.: 
     32   * Authentication: WPA/WPA2 (Personal / Enterprise) 
     33   * 802.1x Encryption: none, AES, TKIP, WEP40, WEP104 
     35In order to support the effort of bringing this driver into the Linux kernel, we have created the [ otus-devel mailing list] as place for developer discussion.