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D-Link DWA-556 (WiFi, 802.11n, PCIe)

Network D-Link, PCI-Express, WiFi

D-Link DWA-556 (WiFi, 802.11n, PCIe)
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The D-Link DWA-556 is a PCI Express card with the PCI ID 168C:0024:

03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR5418 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5008E 802.11(a)bgn] (PCI-Express) (rev ff)

and bases on the Atheros AR5008E-3NG chipset. The card is fully supported under Linux by the kernel module ath9k.

A regression bug exissts in the kernel version 3.3.1 that prevented the successful loading of the kernel module. This bug was fixed again in the kernel version 3.3.2.

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