: now that we have a separate page for AR5xxx, shouldn't we make separate pages for AR7xxx, AR9xxx and QCA9xxx as well? Otherwise is there a logical reason to have them in one article? Just because it's all in the ar7xx source tree? If so, please explain here, with a short intro to the platform(s).
Boards based on current Atheros AR71xx/AR7240 CPUs/SoCs. Note that in OpenWrt builds the ar71xx targets require target-specific firmware (that is, most devices need customised firmware). The kernel is patched with the command line that has the board name in it. This is like ramips boards, which need to have a dts file embedded, so they're board-specific too.
Boards based on current Atheros AR913x/AR933x CPUs/SoCs. As of January 2009, active work is under way to get OpenWrt running well on AR9100 routers. AR9132 400Mhz MIPS CPU seems to be on all models, Das U-Boot is the most frequent bootloader, all seem to have 32MB of RAM and at least 4MB of FLASH. The CPU is typically paired with the AR9102 (2×2 MIMO), or AR9103 (3×3 MIMO) radio chip.
Check the Kamikaze forums for latest information.please don't direct to old forums
ath9k(wireless driver) won't come up anymore.