A new driver for the Atheros AR5000-series wireless network cards has been released on OS4depot (version 1.6). The atheros5000.device is a SANA-II network driver for PCI wireless Ethernet cards. WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption are supported, including both TKIP and CCMP (AES) encryption modes. The Atheros AR5000 solution provides full wireless LAN (WLAN) connectivity based on the IEEE 802.11a 5GHz standard. The highly integrated two-chip set comprises the world’s first complete 5GHz “Radio-on-a-Chip”(RoC) and MAC/baseband processor that rely exclusively on standard-process Digital CMOS. As a result, the AR5000 solution delivers costeffective, robust connectivity at far higher data rates than were possible with previous WLAN technologies. The IEEE 802.11a standard specifies data rates up to 54Mbps, and connectivity is reliable because the 5GHz band has little interference and regulations that prohibit common interferers.

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