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ath5k (Multiband Atheros 5000 series Driver for Wifi) is Linux driver for 802.11a/b/g universal NIC cards - Cardbus, PCI, or miniPCI - using Atheros 5000 series chip sets.

Atheros 5000 series

The following list of adapters sold by IBM and Lenovo use the Atheros 5000 series chips:


This driver is part of the Linux kernel since 2.6.25, but might not be stable unless you have at least kernel 2.6.29. In addition the WiFi activity LED will remain off unless you have at least kernel 2.6.31.

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