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Offline ncafferkey

Atheros 54Mbps wireless driver for OS4
« on: May 28, 2013, 10:27:32 AM »
A driver for Atheros AR5000-series 54Mbps 802.11g wireless PCI cards has been released for AmigaOS 4. It supports WPA/WPA2 encryption (as well as WEP), and is available for free on Aminet. PCI-Express cards may also work but are untested.

Versions of the driver are already distributed with AROS and MorphOS, but it is unlikely to become available for AmigaOS 3 because of DMA requirements.
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: Atheros 54Mbps wireless driver for OS4
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 02:18:25 AM »
Nice, thanks!

On a related note, here's a list of Atheros chipset wireless cards. These are described as AR500x-series cards rather than straight-up AR5000. Will these work, or does it have to be a plain AR5000 card?
 

Offline ncafferkey

Re: Atheros 54Mbps wireless driver for OS4
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 09:37:49 AM »
Quote from: Matt_H;736249
Nice, thanks!

On a related note, here's a list of Atheros chipset wireless cards. These are described as AR500x-series cards rather than straight-up AR5000. Will these work, or does it have to be a plain AR5000 card?


Yes, in general those cards should work, but see the guide in the archive for specifics.
 

Offline Crumb

Re: Atheros 54Mbps wireless driver for OS4
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 04:20:50 PM »
Quote from: ncafferkey;736165
A driver for Atheros AR5000-series 54Mbps 802.11g wireless PCI cards has been released for AmigaOS 4. It supports WPA/WPA2 encryption (as well as WEP), and is available for free on Aminet. PCI-Express cards may also work but are untested.

Versions of the driver are already distributed with AROS and MorphOS, but it is unlikely to become available for AmigaOS 3 because of DMA requirements.


I guess the number of possible users would be pretty low, but... Wouldn't it work on classics with g-rex?
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Offline ncafferkey

Re: Atheros 54Mbps wireless driver for OS4
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013, 03:07:45 PM »
Quote from: Crumb;736773
I guess the number of possible users would be pretty low, but... Wouldn't it work on classics with g-rex?


I can't even get the non-DMA Prism-II cards to work with the G-Rex.
 

Offline spirantho

Re: Atheros 54Mbps wireless driver for OS4
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2013, 03:29:17 PM »
I just bought a DWL-G520 for the princely sum of 99p (+ £1.99 postage) on eBay.
I can try it in my 4000 if you like...?
(Edit: I have a Prometheus though so not sure how much that'd help...)
« Last Edit: June 05, 2013, 03:33:47 PM by spirantho »
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Offline ncafferkey

Re: Atheros 54Mbps wireless driver for OS4
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013, 03:41:41 PM »
Quote from: spirantho;736902
I just bought a DWL-G520 for the princely sum of 99p (+ £1.99 postage) on eBay.
I can try it in my 4000 if you like...?
(Edit: I have a Prometheus though so not sure how much that'd help...)


Thanks, but I don't think the Prometheus will do DMA properly until the vapourware DMA hardware upgrade/reflash emerges. Like the G-Rex, I couldn't even get the PIO-only Prism-II cards to work properly in my Prometheus.

Maybe atheros5000.device would work under OS4 with a Mediator however (that has native OS4 drivers, doesn't it?).