docs/157778: Broken doc link regarding Atheros products
tedm at mittelstaedt.us
Sat Jun 11 22:50:08 UTC 2011
>Synopsis: Broken doc link regarding Atheros products
>Arrival-Date: Sat Jun 11 22:50:08 UTC 2011
>Originator: Ted Mittelstaedt
and probably in many other areas of the FreeBSD documentation,
is referenced. This URL is broken due to the May 2011 purchase
of Atheros by Qualcomm.
The new URL that appears to be similar is:
Note that the old URL also appears to be in the man page for ath(4)
Unfortunately the new URL does not seem to be a database lookup
of which atheros chips are in aftermarket cards, so the supported
WiFi list is now very lacking, as an end user cannot pull the model
number of a PCMCIA wireless card and look it up in their database
to see if it contains an Atheros chip.
I did a bit of research and for what it's worth the D-Link
DWA-552 and DWA-556 contain the Atheros 5416 and 5418 chips,
respectively. I don't know if they work with this driver.
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