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Re: Atheros chipset support
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Atheros chipset support
- From: Chris Clymer <chris_(_at_)_theconceited_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 20:11:39 -0500
I doubt this is helpful, but felt I might as well chime in. I have a Netgear
WG511U which has an Atheros a/b/g chipset that I have been using for a week
now in Slackware Linux with the MadWiFi drivers, and it works pretty well.
Supports pretty much all of the features, with the exception of that chipsets
ability to do dual channel 108Mb/s on either 802.11a or 802.11g.
I am an OpenBSD newbie...does the linux compatibility layer permit such things
as loading Linux drivers?
On Monday 07 February 2005 3:07 pm, Johan Torin wrote:
> On Monday 07 February 2005 09:21, Jonathan Gray wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 06, 2005 at 06:51:18PM -0600, J Moore wrote:
> > > I've seen postings suggesting that atheros support is available only in
> > > -current, but I didn't see any of the chipsets listed above as being
> > > supported. Bottom line: is this miniPCI card supported, which release,
> > > and if "none" any guesses as to when (if ever)?
> > There is some atheros support in -current but only for the older
> > chipsets, a/b/g ones are not yet supported but may be in the hopefully
> > not too distant future.
> Well, since I also is hunting for a good, fast, wireless NIC (for PCI),
> I'm interested in this subject too.
> http://www.openbsd.org/i386.html doesn't mention ath anywhere, blue
> asterix (*) or not. Not fully implemented? I don't think it would
> would had been merged into the tree in that case... I would think
> that a major development like that should be better advertised?
> At the same time, the man-page  in -current for ath doesn't mention
> anywhere that the support is experimental or anything overly negative.
> However (and this is my point for replying to Jonathan), it does state:
> AR5212-based devices support 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g
> operation with transmit speeds appropriate to each.
> and the man-page also lists 17 cards capable of a/b/g operation, which
> of four is PCI cards (and I'm looking at buying a Netgear WAG311).
> I would very much like an clarification in this matter since
> something/someone is in error. If it's me... I apologise.
> (It's perhaps no surprise that Jay's card doesn't work - it
> doesn't have a clearly supported chipset.)
>  man page for ath
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