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ATH_HAL(4)		 BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual		    ATH_HAL(4)

     ath_hal --	Atheros	Hardware Access	Layer (HAL)

     device ath_hal
     options AH_SUPPORT_AR5416
     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 config-
     ured separately to	allow fine-grained control over	the set	of chips sup-
     ported.  Selecting	ath_hal	enables	support	for all	PCI and	Cardbus	de-
     vices.  Note this includes	AR5416,	AR9160,	and AR9280 devices and must be
     accompanied by the	AH_SUPPORT_AR5416 option to enable the extended	hard-
     ware 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	pack-
     aged 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

     The following cards are among those supported by the ath_hal module:

     Card		  Chip	    Bus	       Standard
     Aztech WL830PC	  AR5212    CardBus    b/g
     D-Link DWL-A650	  AR5210    CardBus    a
     D-Link DWL-AB650	  AR5211    CardBus    a/b
     D-Link DWL-A520	  AR5210    PCI	       a
     D-Link DWL-AG520	  AR5212    PCI	       a/b/g
     D-Link DWL-AG650	  AR5212    CardBus    a/b/g
     D-Link DWL-G520B	  AR5212    PCI	       b/g
     D-Link DWL-G650B	  AR5212    CardBus    b/g
     Elecom LD-WL54AG	  AR5212    Cardbus    a/b/g
     Elecom LD-WL54	  AR5211    Cardbus    a
     Fujitsu E5454	  AR5212    Cardbus    a/b/g
     Fujitsu FMV-JW481	  AR5212    Cardbus    a/b/g
     Fujitsu E5454	  AR5212    Cardbus    a/b/g
     HP	NC4000		  AR5212    PCI	       a/b/g
     I/O Data WN-AB	  AR5212    CardBus    a/b
     I/O Data WN-AG	  AR5212    CardBus    a/b/g
     I/O Data WN-A54	  AR5212    CardBus    a
     Linksys WMP55AG	  AR5212    PCI	       a/b/g
     Linksys WPC51AB	  AR5211    CardBus    a/b
     Linksys WPC55AG	  AR5212    CardBus    a/b/g
     NEC PA-WL/54AG	  AR5212    CardBus    a/b/g
     Netgear WAG311	  AR5212    PCI	       a/b/g
     Netgear WAB501	  AR5211    CardBus    a/b
     Netgear WAG511	  AR5212    CardBus    a/b/g
     Netgear WG311	  AR5212    PCI	       b/g
     Netgear WG511T	  AR5212    CardBus    b/g
     Orinoco 8480	  AR5212    CardBus    a/b/g
     Orinoco 8470WD	  AR5212    CardBus    a/b/g
     Proxim Skyline 4030  AR5210    CardBus    a
     Proxim Skyline 4032  AR5210    PCI	       a
     Samsung SWL-5200N	  AR5212    CardBus    a/b/g
     SMC SMC2735W	  AR5210    CardBus    a
     Sony PCWA-C700	  AR5212    Cardbus    a/b
     Sony PCWA-C300S	  AR5212    Cardbus    b/g
     Sony PCWA-C500	  AR5210    Cardbus    a
     3Com 3CRPAG175	  AR5212    CardBus    a/b/g

     An	up to date list	can be found at


     The ath_hal module	first appeared in FreeBSD 5.2.

     See ath(4)	for known bugs.

BSD				March 25, 2009				   BSD


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