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wifi Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
Modelo: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)(ID do modelo: 104)
outros possíveis nomes do dispositivo:
Lite-On Communications Inc AR242x / AR542x Wireless AzureWave AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter
fabricante:
Qualcomm Atheros
código VendorID:ProductID do dispositivo:
168c:001c
ano de comercialização:
2007
interface:
PCI
testado com:
Parabola GNU/Linux
Trisquel 8.0 Flidas
testado com o seguinte kernel livre:
5.4.12-gnu-1
4.4.0-142-generic
funciona com software livre?
sim
driver livre utilizado:
ath5k/ath9k
Descrição:

Note: This wifi card is recognized as an ethernet card by lspci for some reason (2012, up to Trisquel 8 2018). On the Parabola test the card is attached on PCI-E not PCI, lspci and hwinfo corectly reference it. This one works without any problems.

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

Parabola 2020

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

lspci -vvnnk

05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:001c] (rev 11)
	Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [11ad:6303]
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19
	Region 0: Memory at f0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
		Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
	Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
		Address: 00000000  Data: 0000
	Capabilities: [60] Express (v1) Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
		DevCap:	MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <512ns, L1 <64us
			ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE- FLReset-
		DevCtl:	CorrErr- NonFatalErr- FatalErr- UnsupReq-
			RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
			MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
		DevSta:	CorrErr- NonFatalErr+ FatalErr- UnsupReq+ AuxPwr- TransPend-
		LnkCap:	Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Exit Latency L0s <512ns, L1 <64us
			ClockPM- Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot- ASPMOptComp-
		LnkCtl:	ASPM Disabled; RCB 128 bytes Disabled- CommClk+
			ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
		LnkSta:	Speed 2.5GT/s (ok), Width x1 (ok)
			TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
	Capabilities: [90] MSI-X: Enable- Count=1 Masked-
		Vector table: BAR=0 offset=00000000
		PBA: BAR=0 offset=00000000
	Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
		UESta:	DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
		UEMsk:	DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
		UESvrt:	DLP+ SDES- TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
		CESta:	RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- AdvNonFatalErr-
		CEMsk:	RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- AdvNonFatalErr-
		AERCap:	First Error Pointer: 14, ECRCGenCap+ ECRCGenEn- ECRCChkCap+ ECRCChkEn-
			MultHdrRecCap- MultHdrRecEn- TLPPfxPres- HdrLogCap-
		HeaderLog: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
	Capabilities: [140 v1] Virtual Channel
		Caps:	LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1
		Arb:	Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128-
		Ctrl:	ArbSelect=Fixed
		Status:	InProgress-
		VC0:	Caps:	PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
			Arb:	Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
			Ctrl:	Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=ff
			Status:	NegoPending- InProgress-
	Kernel driver in use: ath5k
	Kernel modules: ath5k

hwinfo

25: PCI 500.0: 0282 WLAN controller
  [Created at pci.386]
  Unique ID: QqMf.hN55BEci0aB
  Parent ID: WnlC.yrCegcGObU9
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:16.0/0000:05:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:05:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)"
  Vendor: pci 0x168c "Qualcomm Atheros"
  Device: pci 0x001c "AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)"
  SubVendor: pci 0x11ad "Lite-On Communications Inc"
  SubDevice: pci 0x6303 
  Revision: 0x11
  Driver: "ath5k"
  Driver Modules: "ath5k"
  Device File: wlp5s0
  Features: WLAN
  Memory Range: 0xf0400000-0xf040ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 19 (68 events)
  HW Address: 70:1a:04:d4:b2:e2
  Permanent HW Address: 70:1a:04:d4:b2:e2
  Link detected: no
  WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462 2.467 2.472 2.484
  WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
  WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
  Module Alias: "pci:v0000168Cd0000001Csv000011ADsd00006303bc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: ath5k is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ath5k"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #18 (PCI bridge)

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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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