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The following list is based on the ''alias'' fields of {{{modinfo ar5523}}} in Debian 3.13 (3.13.5-1) kernel images. The following list is based on the ''alias'' fields of {{{modinfo ar5523}}} in Debian 3.14 (3.14.13-2) kernel images.

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Atheros AR5523 devices

This page describes how to enable support for WiFi devices based on Atheros AR5005UG and AR5005UX chipsets on Debian systems.

ar5523 is a free and open source mac80211 driver introduced at Linux 3.8.

It supports wireless LAN devices based on specific Qualcomm Atheros USB chipsets:

  • AR5005UG (802.11b/g)
  • AR5005UX (802.11a/b/g)

Supported devices are listed at the end of this page. Non-free firmware is required for device operation.

{i} Atheros AR5007UG 802.11g USB devices are supported by the zd1211rw driver.

{i} Atheros 802.11n USB devices are supported by the ath9k_htc and carl9170 drivers.

Installation

Debian 7 "Wheezy"

  1. Add Debian Backports sources to /etc/apt/sources.list, also including the "non-free" component. For example:

    # Backported packages for Debian 7 "Wheezy"
    deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy-backports main contrib non-free
  2. Update the list of available packages. Install the current backported Linux kernel and firmware-atheros packages. For example:

    # apt-get update
    # apt-get -t wheezy-backports install linux-image-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') firmware-atheros
  3. Restart the system and boot with the newly installed kernel.
  4. Connect the device to the system. The ar5523 kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

  5. Configure the wireless interface as appropriate.

Debian "Jessie" (testing)

  1. Add a "non-free" component to /etc/apt/sources.list, for example:

    # Debian "Jessie" (testing)
    deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
  2. Update the list of available packages and install the firmware-atheros package:

    # apt-get update && apt-get install firmware-atheros
  3. Connect the device to the system. The ar5523 kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices.

  4. Configure the wireless interface as appropriate.

Supported Devices

The page HowToIdentifyADevice/USB explains how to identify a USB device.

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo ar5523 in Debian 3.14 (3.14.13-2) kernel images.

  • USB: 07D1:3A07 D-Link System WUA-2340 RangeBooster G Adapter(rev.A) [Atheros AR5523]
    USB: 07D1:3A08 D-Link System WUA-2340 RangeBooster G Adapter(rev.A) (no firmware) [Atheros AR5523]
    USB: 0846:4250 NetGear, Inc. (Device name unknown)
    USB: 0846:4251 NetGear, Inc. (Device name unknown)
    USB: 0846:4300 NetGear, Inc. WG111U Double 108 Mbps Wireless [Atheros AR5004X / AR5005UX]
    USB: 0846:4301 NetGear, Inc. WG111U (no firmware) Double 108 Mbps Wireless [Atheros AR5004X / AR5005UX]
    USB: 0846:5F00 NetGear, Inc. WPN111 802.11g Wireless Adapter [Atheros AR5523]
    USB: 0846:5F01 NetGear, Inc. (Device name unknown)
    USB: 0CDE:0012 Z-Com AR5523
    USB: 0CDE:0013 Z-Com AR5523 driver (no firmware)
    USB: 0CF3:0001 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5523
    USB: 0CF3:0002 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5523 (no firmware)
    USB: 0CF3:0003 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5523
    USB: 0CF3:0004 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5523 (no firmware)
    USB: 0CF3:0005 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5523
    USB: 0CF3:0006 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5523 (no firmware)
    USB: 0D8E:7801 Global Sun Technology, Inc. AR5523
    USB: 0D8E:7802 Global Sun Technology, Inc. AR5523 (no firmware)
    USB: 0D8E:7803 Global Sun Technology, Inc. (Device name unknown)
    USB: 0D8E:7811 Global Sun Technology, Inc. AR5523
    USB: 0D8E:7812 Global Sun Technology, Inc. AR5523 (no firmware)
    USB: 129B:160B CyberTAN Technology Siemens S30853-S1031-R351 802.11g Wireless Adapter [Atheros AR5523]
    USB: 129B:160C CyberTAN Technology Siemens S30853-S1038-R351 802.11g Wireless Adapter [Atheros AR5523]
    USB: 1385:4250 Netgear, Inc WG111T
    USB: 1385:4251 Netgear, Inc WG111T (no firmware)
    USB: 1385:5F00 Netgear, Inc WPN111 RangeMax(TM) Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
    USB: 1385:5F01 Netgear, Inc WPN111 (no firmware)
    USB: 1385:5F02 Netgear, Inc WPN111 (no firmware)
    USB: 1385:5F03 Netgear, Inc (Device name unknown)
    USB: 1435:0826 Wistron NeWeb AR5523
    USB: 1435:0827 Wistron NeWeb AR5523 (no firmware)
    USB: 1435:0828 Wistron NeWeb AR5523
    USB: 1435:0829 Wistron NeWeb AR5523 (no firmware)
    USB: 157E:3006 TRENDnet TEW-444UB EU [TRENDnet]
    USB: 157E:3007 TRENDnet TEW-444UB EU (no firmware)
    USB: 157E:3205 TRENDnet Allnet ALL0283 [AR5523]
    USB: 157E:3206 TRENDnet Allnet ALL0283 [AR5523](no firmware)
    USB: 168C:0001 Atheros Communications AR5523
    USB: 168C:0002 Atheros Communications AR5523 (no firmware)
    USB: 1690:0710 Askey Computer Corp. [hex] SMCWUSBT-G
    USB: 1690:0711 Askey Computer Corp. [hex] SMCWUSBT-G (no firmware)
    USB: 1690:0712 Askey Computer Corp. [hex] AR5523
    USB: 1690:0713 Askey Computer Corp. [hex] AR5523 (no firmware)
    USB: 16AB:7801 Global Sun Technology AR5523
    USB: 16AB:7802 Global Sun Technology AR5523 (no firmware)
    USB: 16AB:7811 Global Sun Technology AR5523
    USB: 16AB:7812 Global Sun Technology AR5523 (no firmware)
    USB: 2001:3A00 D-Link Corp. DWL-AG132 [Atheros AR5523]
    USB: 2001:3A01 D-Link Corp. DWL-AG132 (no firmware) [Atheros AR5523]
    USB: 2001:3A02 D-Link Corp. DWL-G132 [Atheros AR5523]
    USB: 2001:3A03 D-Link Corp. DWL-G132 (no firmware) [Atheros AR5523]
    USB: 2001:3A04 D-Link Corp. DWL-AG122 [Atheros AR5523]
    USB: 2001:3A05 D-Link Corp. DWL-AG122 (no firmware) [Atheros AR5523]

See Also


CategoryHardware | CategoryWireless