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Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter

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Developer's Description

Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter:
  • Highly integrated single chip CMOS solution with multiprotocol MAC/baseband processor and 2.4/5 GHz radio
  • Uses digital CMOS technology exclusively, minimizing power consumption and cost while maximizing reliability
  • Support for IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
  • 802.11e standard compatible bursting
  • Wireless Multimedia Enhancements Quality of Service support (QoS)
  • Super AG mode delivers up to 108 Mbps data link rate with typical end user throughput exceeding 60 Mbps
  • Super AG utilizes Adaptive Radio to automatically identify clear channels for maximum throughput and standards compatible operation
  • Hardware encryption for the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and IEEE 802.11i security specifications, provides Advanced Encryption
  • Standard (AES), Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) without performance degradation
  • Extended tuning range (2.300-2.500 & 4.900-5.850 GHz) for worldwide use Dynamic Frequency Selection/Transmit Power Control (DFS/TPC) for international operation
  • Support for draft IEEE 802.11e, h, i and j standards
  • Atheros XR eXtended Range technology to give Wi-Fi products twice the range of existing designs
  • Power-saving design improvements reduce system power consumption by 98%

Full Specifications

What's new in version


Release August 26, 2008
Date Added May 5, 2005

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None


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