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Old 12-08-2010, 10:42 AM   #1
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Wireless Atheros Driver download


Hi Guys,

Can someone point me to somewhere to download the wifi for atheros AR5B97 wireless card driver for backtrack.

Thanks for your help in advance. Can't seems to find the driver...

Cheers,
Chris
 
Old 12-08-2010, 04:08 PM   #2
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Hi degrimreaper,

if you only can find Windowsdrivers for the card, you'll probably have to use ndiswrapper http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...itle=Main_Page
I've searched the Kernelsources but didn't find a module for your card in recent versions.
The Atheros-website doesn't list any drivers for Linux.

Markus
 
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:03 PM   #3
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Hi degrimreaper,

if you only can find Windowsdrivers for the card, you'll probably have to use ndiswrapper http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...itle=Main_Page
I've searched the Kernelsources but didn't find a module for your card in recent versions.
The Atheros-website doesn't list any drivers for Linux.

Markus
Hi Markus,

Will give it a try thanks for the advice.

Cheers.
 
Old 12-08-2010, 07:12 PM   #4
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MadWifi?
 
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:30 PM   #5
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Ath9K should definitely support it (supposed to support ALL Atheros wireless-N cards) if MadWifi driver doesn't.
 
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:13 AM   #6
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Ath9K should definitely support it (supposed to support ALL Atheros wireless-N cards) if MadWifi driver doesn't.
That sounds great.

Thanks man cheers...
 
  


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