Portwell's Q7 BIOS works without any issues. On the list of board's that
did not detect the subvendor id are as follows:

CongaTec QA Q7 module
KaRo Q7 with uBoot boot loader.

At the same time I have ordered some DNXA-116 AR9382 chip radios, it
would be interesting to see how they fare.

At any rate, that's valuable information and I will contact the
manufacturer of the board. Thank you.

Best Regards, Hasan R.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Daniel Smith [mailto:viscous.liq...@gmail.com] 
>Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 4:26 PM
>To: Hasan Rashid
>Cc: Adrian Chadd; ath9k-devel@lists.ath9k.org
>Subject: Re: [ath9k-devel] Sparklan WPEA-121N AR9382 168c:abcd
>On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 3:45 PM, Hasan Rashid 
><hras...@avionica.com> wrote:
>> Adrian,
>> This is not an OS issue as I see similar results in Windows, 
>it is definitely a low-level hardware issue.
>> I am using a Portwell PQ7-C100XL carrier board with a 
>Portwell PQ7-M105 Q7 module. The radio is initialized properly 
>without any driver hacks with that cpu+board pair.
>> Portwell Q7 M105 has AMI BIOS v2.14.1219 on it.
>> Regards, Hasan R.
>Hey All,
>We actually had the exact same problem with a board we were
>prototyping on. Working with the manufacturer it turned out to be a
>"feature" of the AMI BIOS they were using on the card (sorry I don't
>have the version right off hand). What happens is that the AMI BIOS
>does a Root Bridge reset on all the PCI-e buses upon power on. This
>reset can interfere with the initialization of certain types of cards
>that have serial eeprom that are based off an R-C time constant
>circuit at Power-On. Luckily for us the manufacturer was willing to
>patch the BIOS and resolved our issue. Perhaps you can contact
>Portwell with this info and see if they are willing to help.
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