Atheros 802.11a Turbo mode in 5006EXS, possible?
Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:16 PM
I have older Atheros AR5001+ a/b/g mini-PCI cards (running V4 drivers) which all work fine with my router (Netgear WGU624). Then just for experiment I upgraded the drivers for my older cards (AR5001+) to V6 and then V7 version and those cards lost the ability to connect to 108Mbs network as well. So I am thinking it may be a driver issue and with some tweaking with new drivers my AR5006EXS (AR5424) cards may be able to see and connect to 108Mbps mode network.
Has anyone ever tried to connect AR5006EXS card in 108Mbps / Turbo mode?
I am running 32-bit Windows-XP. Any help will be much appreciated.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 12:40 PM
It seems that the later drivers do not support SuperG mode.
You are in a long line of folk with this issue.
It looks like Atheros has by passed this in favour of 11n support.
May have been too awkward to allow backward compatability to SUperG
SuperG was not an actual standard so every vendor had it's own.
Posted 30 May 2009 - 08:50 AM
So which is a most recent Atheros driver set to support Super AG (108Mbps) mode? Is there any drivers for Atheros card which supprts Super AG mode and PCI-Express interface?
And how about Linux. Do you think drivers for Ubunto Linux can support SuperAG mode for PCI-Express based Atheros cards?
Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:32 PM
Linux not really tried WIFI drivers there yet, a project I'll attempt when I get some time
Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:32 AM
Then I decided to buy a mini-PCIE pulled from a Fujitsu S2210 laptop which is advertised to have 'super AG' mode. Upon installing this card indeed supported super AG mode under XP and Vista. Then I bought another mini-PCIE card pulled from same lptop model and it proved to be real AR5006EXS model and supported 'super AG' mode.
So beware if you are shopping for AR5006EXS cards on ebay, but I guess at the time of this posting, people would be looking for Wireless-N cards supporting 5GHz band rather than older 'super AG' models.