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ar5523 is a driver to support old Atheros USB 802.11abg chipsets. Supported in the mainline kernel since version 3.8. Firmware is available in linux-firmware.


  1. ar5523
  2. Features


Only station mode is supported. No AP.

You can send patches to:

To: Pontus Fuchs <>

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