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Old 11-10-2012, 02:45 AM   #1
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Anyone has luck with Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222?


I'd like to know if AR5BWB222 works with Linux. After a bit of research, I found a handful of laptops that come with this wireless card, but bundled with Linpus Linux which is sort of a commercial linux.

I suspect that it might work with ath5k driver, but I'm not sure. I'm getting my new laptop next week,, anyone has any thoughts?

Thanks before


Old 11-20-2012, 02:32 PM   #2
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If you really want to know if a device works with Linux, take a live-CD/DVD with the most recent available kernel-version and boot the computer with it. Execute
lspci -k
and check the output. It shows which kernel-module is been loaded for the devices.

For a network-adapter you can use
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwlist wlan0 scan
which should show you the available networks, if this doesn't give any output I, this means at least that there is more work necessary to get it workin, or in the worst case, that the devices isn't supported at all.



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