Manufacturer: Atheros Communications Inc
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 3.9 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows 98/98 SE/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206 / 28 Aug 2007
11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter is a WIFI adapter which is installed in a Mini-PCI Express slot IBM part-number 42T0825. Some of its features include; Atheros ARM5418/AR5008, integrated Mac processor and radio chip (Atheros, unknown model). Its IEEE standards are 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n (draft) while its PCI ID is 168c:0024. a free driver ath9k is being developed and that is aimed as fully supporting the draft 11n protocol. It has been available in the mainline linux kernel beginning with 2.6.27. The version does not support aggregation meaning that one sees only a slight increase in speed from the 11g protocol. Madwifi which is a native linux driver that used a binary only HAL (menaing that it must be complied differently from the kernel) does not support the draft 11n protocol though it works in legacy 11g mode.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. Those who use 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter are advised to always use the latest version the devise driver as this will assist them to utilize its functions better and easier. Versions that are old are known to cause conflicts of devices and other errors. One should therefore always attempt to update the 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter drivers at least once per every month or even more often. One should also select the right driver for11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter and also make windows back up every time one wants to update the driver. In case one does not have complete information in reference to a certain driver, it is important that he or she contacts the manufacturer. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.