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Atheros AR5B22

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Atheros AR5B22 (WB222)
Availability: reference design

FCC approval date: 03 February 2012

Interface: Mini PCIe (half)

ID: 168c:0034 (17 addl. devices)
Windows: PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0034

FCC ID: PPD-AR5B22
Industry Canada ID: 4104A-AR5B22

WI1 chip1: Atheros AR9462

Windows driver
see ath-drivers.eu
(Win 7/8/10)
Bluetooth

Antenna connector: U.FL

abgn, 2x2:2

Flags: bluetooth

OUI: none specified

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)

Devices[edit]

  • 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]

iw list dump (on Debian 8.1.0)
Wiphy phy0
        max # scan SSIDs: 4
        max scan IEs length: 2257 bytes
        Retry short limit: 7
        Retry long limit: 4
        Coverage class: 0 (up to 0m)
        Device supports RSN-IBSS.
        Device supports AP-side u-APSD.
        Device supports T-DLS.
        Supported Ciphers:
                * WEP40 (00-0f-ac:1)
                * WEP104 (00-0f-ac:5)
                * TKIP (00-0f-ac:2)
                * CCMP (00-0f-ac:4)
                * CMAC (00-0f-ac:6)
        Available Antennas: TX 0x3 RX 0x3
        Configured Antennas: TX 0x3 RX 0x3
        Supported interface modes:
                 * IBSS
                 * managed
                 * AP
                 * AP/VLAN
                 * WDS
                 * monitor
                 * mesh point
                 * P2P-client
                 * P2P-GO
        Band 1:
                Capabilities: 0x11ef
                        RX LDPC
                        HT20/HT40
                        SM Power Save disabled
                        RX HT20 SGI
                        RX HT40 SGI
                        TX STBC
                        RX STBC 1-stream
                        Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes
                        DSSS/CCK HT40
                Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
                Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 8 usec (0x06)
                HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15
                Bitrates (non-HT):
                        * 1.0 Mbps
                        * 2.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
                        * 5.5 Mbps (short preamble supported)
                        * 11.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
                        * 6.0 Mbps
                        * 9.0 Mbps
                        * 12.0 Mbps
                        * 18.0 Mbps
                        * 24.0 Mbps
                        * 36.0 Mbps
                        * 48.0 Mbps
                        * 54.0 Mbps
                Frequencies:
                        * 2412 MHz [1] (16.0 dBm)
                        * 2417 MHz [2] (17.0 dBm)
                        * 2422 MHz [3] (17.0 dBm)
                        * 2427 MHz [4] (17.0 dBm)
                        * 2432 MHz [5] (17.0 dBm)
                        * 2437 MHz [6] (17.0 dBm)
                        * 2442 MHz [7] (17.0 dBm)
                        * 2447 MHz [8] (17.0 dBm)
                        * 2452 MHz [9] (17.0 dBm)
                        * 2457 MHz [10] (16.0 dBm)
                        * 2462 MHz [11] (17.0 dBm)
                        * 2467 MHz [12] (17.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 2472 MHz [13] (16.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 2484 MHz [14] (disabled)
        Band 2:
                Capabilities: 0x11ef
                        RX LDPC
                        HT20/HT40
                        SM Power Save disabled
                        RX HT20 SGI
                        RX HT40 SGI
                        TX STBC
                        RX STBC 1-stream
                        Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes
                        DSSS/CCK HT40
                Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
                Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 8 usec (0x06)
                HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15
                Bitrates (non-HT):
                        * 6.0 Mbps
                        * 9.0 Mbps
                        * 12.0 Mbps
                        * 18.0 Mbps
                        * 24.0 Mbps
                        * 36.0 Mbps
                        * 48.0 Mbps
                        * 54.0 Mbps
                Frequencies:
                        * 5180 MHz [36] (15.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 5200 MHz [40] (15.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 5220 MHz [44] (15.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 5240 MHz [48] (15.0 dBm) (no IR)
                        * 5260 MHz [52] (16.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5280 MHz [56] (15.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5300 MHz [60] (15.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5320 MHz [64] (15.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5500 MHz [100] (15.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5520 MHz [104] (16.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5540 MHz [108] (16.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5560 MHz [112] (16.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5580 MHz [116] (16.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5600 MHz [120] (16.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5620 MHz [124] (16.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5640 MHz [128] (16.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5660 MHz [132] (17.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5680 MHz [136] (17.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5700 MHz [140] (16.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
                          DFS state: usable (for 166 sec)
                          DFS CAC time: 60000 ms
                        * 5745 MHz [149] (disabled)
                        * 5765 MHz [153] (disabled)
                        * 5785 MHz [157] (disabled)
                        * 5805 MHz [161] (disabled)
                        * 5825 MHz [165] (disabled)
        Supported commands:
                 * new_interface
                 * set_interface
                 * new_key
                 * start_ap
                 * new_station
                 * new_mpath
                 * set_mesh_config
                 * set_bss
                 * authenticate
                 * associate
                 * deauthenticate
                 * disassociate
                 * join_ibss
                 * join_mesh
                 * remain_on_channel
                 * set_tx_bitrate_mask
                 * frame
                 * frame_wait_cancel
                 * set_wiphy_netns
                 * set_channel
                 * set_wds_peer
                 * tdls_mgmt
                 * tdls_oper
                 * probe_client
                 * set_noack_map
                 * register_beacons
                 * start_p2p_device
                 * set_mcast_rate
                 * Unknown command (104)
                 * connect
                 * disconnect
        Supported TX frame types:
                 * IBSS: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * managed: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * AP: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * mesh point: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * P2P-client: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * P2P-GO: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * P2P-device: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
        Supported RX frame types:
                 * IBSS: 0x40 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * managed: 0x40 0xd0
                 * AP: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * mesh point: 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * P2P-client: 0x40 0xd0
                 * P2P-GO: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * P2P-device: 0x40 0xd0
        software interface modes (can always be added):
                 * AP/VLAN
                 * monitor
        valid interface combinations:
                 * #{ managed } <= 2048, #{ AP, mesh point } <= 8, #{ P2P-client, P2P-GO } <= 1,
                   total <= 2048, #channels <= 1, STA/AP BI must match
                 * #{ WDS } <= 2048,
                   total <= 2048, #channels <= 1, STA/AP BI must match
        HT Capability overrides:
                 * MCS: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
                 * maximum A-MSDU length
                 * supported channel width
                 * short GI for 40 MHz
                 * max A-MPDU length exponent
                 * min MPDU start spacing
        Device supports TX status socket option.
        Device supports HT-IBSS.
        Device supports SAE with AUTHENTICATE command
        Device supports low priority scan.
        Device supports scan flush.
        Device supports AP scan.
        Device supports per-vif TX power setting
        Driver supports a userspace MPM
        Device supports active monitor (which will ACK incoming frames)
        Driver/device bandwidth changes during BSS lifetime (AP/GO mode)