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ath_hal - Atheros Hardware Access Layer (HAL)


device ath_hal options AH_SUPPORT_AR5416 or device ath_ar5210 device ath_ar5211 device ath_ar5212 device ath_rf2413 device ath_rf2417 device ath_rf2425 device ath_rf5111 device ath_rf5112 device ath_rf5413 device ath_ar5416 device ath_ar9160 device ath_ar9280 options AH_SUPPORT_AR5416


The hal provides hardware support for wireless network adapters based on the Atheros AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, AR5213, AR2413, AR2417, AR2425, AR5413, AR5416, AR5418, AR5424, AR9160, and AR9280 chips (and companion RF/baseband parts). This code is part of the ath(4) driver but configured separately to allow fine-grained control over the set of chips supported. Selecting enables support for all PCI and Cardbus devices. Note this includes AR5416, AR9160, and AR9280 devices and must be accompanied by the AH_SUPPORT_AR5416 option to enable the extended hardware descriptor format used by AR5416 and later devices.

Devices supported come in either Cardbus or mini-PCI packages.

Historically this code has been released in a binary-only form and packaged as a separate module. With the release of source code for the hal this is no longer true and the code is tightly integrated with the driver.


The following cards are among those supported by the module:
Card  Chip    Bus     Standard
"Aztech WL830PC    AR5212  CardBus b/g"
"D-Link DWL-A650  AR5210CardBusa"
"D-Link DWL-AB650AR5211CardBusa/b"
"D-Link DWL-A520AR5210PCIa"
"D-Link DWL-AG520AR5212PCIa/b/g"
"D-Link DWL-AG650AR5212CardBusa/b/g"
"D-Link DWL-G520BAR5212PCIb/g"
"D-Link DWL-G650BAR5212CardBusb/g"
"Elecom LD-WL54AGAR5212Cardbusa/b/g"
"Elecom LD-WL54AR5211Cardbusa"
"Fujitsu E5454AR5212Cardbusa/b/g"
"Fujitsu FMV-JW481AR5212Cardbusa/b/g"
"Fujitsu E5454AR5212Cardbusa/b/g"
"HP NC4000AR5212PCIa/b/g"
"I/O Data WN-ABAR5212CardBusa/b"
"I/O Data WN-AGAR5212CardBusa/b/g"
"I/O Data WN-A54AR5212CardBusa"
"Linksys WMP55AGAR5212PCIa/b/g"
"Linksys WPC51ABAR5211CardBusa/b"
"Linksys WPC55AGAR5212CardBusa/b/g"
"NEC PA-WL/54AGAR5212CardBusa/b/g"
"Netgear WAG311AR5212PCIa/b/g"
"Netgear WAB501AR5211CardBusa/b"
"Netgear WAG511AR5212CardBusa/b/g"
"Netgear WG311AR5212PCIb/g"
"Netgear WG511TAR5212CardBusb/g"
"Orinoco 8480AR5212CardBusa/b/g"
"Orinoco 8470WDAR5212CardBusa/b/g"
"Proxim Skyline 4030AR5210CardBusa"
"Proxim Skyline 4032AR5210PCIa"
"Samsung SWL-5200NAR5212CardBusa/b/g"
"SMC SMC2735WAR5210CardBusa"
"Sony PCWA-C700AR5212Cardbusa/b"
"Sony PCWA-C300SAR5212Cardbusb/g"
"Sony PCWA-C500AR5210Cardbusa"
"3Com 3CRPAG175AR5212CardBusa/b/g"

An up to date list can be found at




The module first appeared in Fx 5.2 .


See ath(4) for known bugs.