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Atheros Ar9485 Wireless Network Adapter 5GHZ

Adapter / September 8, 2021

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Enabling ath9k

To enable ath9k, you must first enable mac80211 through make menuconfig when compiling your kernel. If you do not know what this means then please learn to compile kernels or rely on your Linux distribution's kernel. Below are the options you need to enable ath9k through make menuconfig.

Networking -> Wireless -> Improved wireless configuration API Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (mac80211)

You can then enable ath9k in the kernel configuration under

Device Drivers -> [*] Network device support -> Wireless LAN -> Atheros Wireless Cards -> Atheros 802.11n wireless cards support

Supported chipsets

SB = single-band 2.4GHz
DB = dual-band 2.4GHz or 5GHz

  • AR5008:

  • AR5418+AR5133

  • AR5416+AR5133
  • AR5416+AR2133
  • AR9001:

  • AR9160 2×2 DB

  • AR9102 2×2 SB
  • AR9103 3×3 SB
  • AR9002:

  • AR9220 2×2 DB

  • AR9223 2×2 SB
  • AR9227 2×2 SB
  • AR9280 2×2 DB
  • AR9281 2×2 SB
  • AR9285 1×1 SB
  • AR9287 2×2 SB
  • AR9003:

  • AR9380 3×3 DB

  • AR9382 2×2 DB
  • AR9331 1×1 SB
  • AR9340 2×2 DB
  • AR9004:

  • AR9485 1×1 SB

  • AR9462 2×2 DB
  • AR9565 1×1 SB
  • AR9580 3×3 DB
  • AR9550 3×3 DB
  • Features and modes of operation

    All of these modes of operation are supported and should work on all ath9k cards.

    Modes of operation

  • Station
  • AP
  • IBSS
  • Monitor
  • Mesh point
  • WDS
  • P2P GO/CLIENT
  • Features

  • 802.11abg
  • 802.11n

  • HT20

  • HT40
  • AMPDU
  • Short GI (Both 20 and 40 MHz)
  • LDPC
  • TX/RX STBC
  • 802.11i
  • 802.11d
  • Source: wireless.wiki.kernel.org