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wifi card Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
model: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)(model id: 104)
vendor:
Atheros Communications Inc.
VendorID:ProductID code of the device:
168c:001c
year of commercialization:
2007
interface:
PCI
tested on:
gNewSense 3.0 Metad (beta)
Trisquel 4.0 Taranis
Trisquel 4.5 Slaine
Trisquel 5.0 Dagda
Trisquel 5.5 Brigantia
Trisquel 6.0 Toutatis
tested with the following kernel libre:
2.6.32-26-generic
3.0.0-17-generic
does it work with free software?
yes
free driver used:
ath5k/ath9k
Description:

This wifi card seems to work with other laptops, but when tested on Compaq Presario CQ60-207EO with Trisquel 5.5 it did not work even though it was revision 01.

Revision 01 tested to work with Trisquel 5.5 on Eee PC 4G and MSI EX710-049NE, as well as a 2006 Mac Mini in Trisquel 6.0.

This wifi card is recognized as an ethernet card by lspci for some reason.

lspci -vmmnn

Slot:	02:00.0
Class:	Ethernet controller [0200]
Vendor:	Atheros Communications Inc. [168c]
Device:	AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [001c]
SVendor:	AzureWave [1a3b]
SDevice:	AW-GE780 802.11bg Wireless Mini PCIe Card [1026]
Rev:	01

lspci -nnk

14:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)
	Kernel driver in use: ath5k
	Kernel modules: ath5k

These also seem to be the same chipset:

0777 3006  SRX 802.11abg Wireless ExpressCard Adapter
1468 0428  AR5BXB63 802.11bg NIC
1468 042a  AR5007EG 802.11bg NIC
147b 1033  AirPace Wi-Fi
168c 001c  AR242x 802.11abg NIC (PCI Express)
168c 002c  AR2427 802.11bg (PCI Express)
168c 3061  AR5006EGS 802.11bg NIC (2.4GHz, PCI Express)
168c 3062  AR5006EXS 802.11abg NIC (2.4/5.0GHz, PCI Express)
168c 3063  AR5006EX 802.11abg NIC (2.4/5.0GHz, PCI Express)
168c 3065  AR5006EG 802.11bg NIC (2.4GHz, PCI Express)
168c 3067  AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
1a3b 1026  AR5007EG 802.11bg Wi-Fi mini PCI express card

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