just note: ar5416/ar9160 are 2x2, with three antennas. but definitely
2x2 (MCS0-15) 11n chips.
On 9 January 2015 at 01:54, Alexey Dokuchaev <da...@nsu.ru> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 06, 2012 at 03:12:58AM +0700, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 05, 2012 at 07:02:26AM -0700, Adrian Chadd wrote:
>> > On 5 October 2012 05:38, Alexey Dokuchaev <da...@nsu.ru> wrote:
>> > > Since this card gave me lots of troubles over the past, any one can
>> > > recommend a decent mini-pci replacement? It looks like ath(4) chips
>> > > are currently best supported. [...]
>> > AR5416 or AR9220 will be fine. Even an AR9160 will be fine.
>> OK, but shall I give predilection towards one of them, or they're all
>> pretty much the same?
> Today I've revisited this old topic and found that similar question was
> asked before on ath9k-de...@lists.ath9k.org . I will quote some parts
> of it here (and thus answer my own question) for the sake of history.
> Gen 1 - AR5008:
> AR5416+AR5122 - 2x2 dual band, PCI
> AR5416+AR5133 - 3x3 dual band, PCI
> AR5418+AR5133 - 3x3 dual band, PCIe
> Gen 2 - AR9001:
> AR9160+AR9104 - 2x2 dual band, PCI
> AR9160+AR9106 - 3x3 dual band, PCI
> Gen 3 - AR9002:
> AR9220 - 2x2, dual band, PCI
> AR9280 - 2x2, dual band, PCIe
> [We know that] the AR9002 is a single chip solution, likely reducing cost,
> power and size. But is there any improvement to radio functionality or
> other features?
> Answer (by Luis R. Rodriguez):
> Having a single chip itself yields a lot more benefits than that. Since
> things are closer together it also means less complexity on overall
> I recommend the single chip families, and specificaly AR9280 is a great
> candidate as its dual band and uses PCI-E. From a software perspective
> Atheros dedicates more of its own resources for testing our newer chipsets,
> the newer gernation 802.11n chipsets. AR9001 didn't get formal testing
> but the AR9002 did. Now its AR9002, in the near future it will be AR9003
> and so on.
>  http://ath9k-devel.ath9k.narkive.com/GqjxAbUB/ar-chipset-differences
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