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Atheros AR5B22 (WB222)
Availability: reference design

FCC approval date: 03 February 2012

Interface: Mini PCIe (half)

ID: 168c:0034 (15 addl. devices)
Windows: PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0034

Industry Canada ID: 4104A-AR5B22

WI1 chip1: Atheros AR9462

Probable Linux driver
ath9k (in backports)
PCI ID first seen in kernel v3.2 (2012-01-04)
(see also passys)

Windows driver
(Win 7/8/10)

Antenna connector: U.FL

abgn, 2x2:2

Flags: bluetooth

OUI: none specified

AzureWave AW-AB116HPPD-AR5B22
AzureWave AW-NB110HPPD-AR5B22
Bigfoot Networks Killer Wireless-N 1202PPD-AR5B22
Dell Wireless 1901 (DW1901)PPD-AR5B22
Foxconn T77H348.02PPD-AR5B22
Foxconn U98Z106.00 (HP)PPD-AR5B22
Gigabyte GC-WB300DPPD-AR5B22
 Chip1 brandChip2 brand
Atheros AR5B22Atheros
Atheros AR5B22-SBAtheros
For a list of all currently documented Atheros chipsets with specifications, see Atheros.

AR9462 Mini PCIe (half-size) Card reference design

aka WB222: Atheros AR9462 - DB 2x2 Wi-Fi + BT 4.0
  • "WB222" and "250-02062-070" is silkscreened on the front
of the board in the FCC photos.
  • "Qualcomm Atheros ©2010,2011" and the Atheros logo is
silkscreened on the back of the board in the FCC photos.
Wi-Fi Certified (02/23/2012, Wi-Fi Direct, HP)
Wi-Fi Certified (09/03/2012, no Wi-Fi Direct, STBC, HP)


  • This module is used by the VIZIO CT14 Ultrabook (at least some models of).
  • Used by Acer C720 Chromebook (module is confirmed on C720-3404).
  • Included on a PCI-E riser with Gigabyte Mainboard Z77X-UP5TH Rev 1.0
  • There may be a Lite-On product using this reference design
168c:0034 (11ad:6621) PCI ID, 04ca:3006 USB ID
Included in the Acer Z5771 all-in-one desktop PC
Acer support page for the Z5771 only has Ralink Wi-Fi drivers
Seems to be included in the Toshiba Satellite C650
168c:0034 (105b:e052) PCI ID
Included in the Acer Aspire One 725 (RU)

FCC Info[edit]

FCC filings indicate that the module is used in the following..

  • Acer Aspire M3 series: M3-581T(G) (CII PC: 11/22/2012)
  • Acer Aspire M5-581T(G) (Model No. Q5LJ1) (CII PC: 05/08/2012)
  • DAP Technologies MT1010 Tablet PC
  • Dell XPS 14 (P30G / P30G001) (CII PC: 05/13/2012)
  • Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C / 535U3C (CII PC: 05/31/2012)
  • Toshiba WT200 Tablet (CII PC: 06/08/2012)
Possible subsystems of 144f:7055 or 11ad:6611 (Win8 drivers)
  • Toshiba WT205 (CII PC: 06/08/2012)
  • Toshiba WT301 (CII PC: 06/08/2012)

Additional info[edit]

operating range[edit]

  • 802.11a: 5.170-5.835 GHz
  • 802.11bg: 2.402-2.494 GHz
  • 802.11n: 2.267-2.484 GHz / 5.170-5.835 GHz
  • Bluetooth: 2.4000-2.4835 GHz

iw list[edit]