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Thread: Atheros Releases 802.11n Linux Driver

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    Default Atheros Releases 802.11n Linux Driver

    Phoronix: Atheros Releases 802.11n Linux Driver

    Last September we reported that MadWiFi was abandoning their proprietary HAL and really the driver itself for that matter. The developers behind the popular MadWiFi Linux driver were ceasing work on it in favor of starting up a new driver called ath5k using OpenHAL...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjYyMw

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    Good news.. Waiting for AP-mode though

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    Great! Does this mean that a wlan card/stick with a atheros chip is a good choice for linux users and will work out-of-the-box in future kernel versions?

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    1 week late, but at least the "news" are there

    http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.....general/18019

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugmenot View Post
    Great! Does this mean that a wlan card/stick with a atheros chip is a good choice for linux users and will work out-of-the-box in future kernel versions?
    "This driver is open-source and Atheros is targeting it for integration into the Linux kernel."

    Also, Ath5k is in kernel since 2.6.25 and support most Atheros based 802.11 A/B/G cards..

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    Well not for AR5007 which is commonly used now - like for Eee PC and other laptops.

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    How is it possible to know what cards are using those Atheros chipset?
    Note that for me I don't care as I'm using wired LAN, but just to help people choosing safely their "linux compliant" hardware!

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    You can get that info on wireless.kernel.org

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