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wifi card Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
Modell: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)(Modell-ID: 104)
Qualcomm Atheros
Hersteller-ID:Produkt-ID des Gerätes:
Jahr der Markteinführung:
überprüft mit Distribution:
Trisquel 8.0 Flidas
Überbrüft mit folgendem freien Betriebssystemkern (Libre Kernel):
Funktioniert mit Freie Software?
Verwendete Freie Firmware/Treiber:

Note: This wifi card is recognized as an ethernet card by lspci for some reason (2012, up to Trisquel 8 2018).

Also reported working on those OS (2012)
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
Specific issue

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.

Detailed informations

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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