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Lite-On WN6502AH (HP)

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Lite-On WN6502AH (HP)

FCC approval date: 24 September 2008
Country of manuf.: China

Amazon image

ASIN
B009PX111U (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)

Interface: Mini PCIe (half)

ID: 168c:002a (21 addl. devices) SS: 103c:3041
Windows: PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002A&SUBSYS_3041103C

FCC ID: PPD-AR5BHB92-H, PPD-AR5BHB92
Industry Canada ID: 4104A-AR5BHB92H

WI1 chip1: Atheros AR9280

Probable Linux driver
ath9k (in backports)
PCI ID first seen in kernel v2.6.27 (2008-10-09)
(see also passys)

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

Antenna connector: U.FL

abgn, 2x2:2

OUI: 00:22:5F (-, 10 W, 2008), 1C:65:9D (-, 7 W, 2009), 68:A3:C4 (-, 9 W, 2009), 70:1A:04 (-, 5 W, 2008), 70:F1:A1 (-, 6 W, 2008)

 FCC ID
Atheros AR5BHB92PPD-AR5BHB92
PPD-AR5BHB92-F
PPD-AR5BHB92-H
PPD-AR5BHB92-D
 FCC ID
Atheros AR5BHB92PPD-AR5BHB92
PPD-AR5BHB92-F
PPD-AR5BHB92-H
PPD-AR5BHB92-D
AzureWave AW-NE773PPD-AR5BHB92
Dell Wireless 1515 (DW1515)PPD-AR5BHB92
PPD-AR5BHB92-D
Unex DNXA-92NUK-DNXA92
PPD-AR5BHB92
For a list of all currently documented Atheros chipsets with specifications, see Atheros.



This module would appear to have the following HP part numbers..

  • P/N: 495848-001, SPS# 518437-001
    • 802.11A/B/G/N WLAN HF minicard (MD2020)
    • Most of World implementation (FCC)
  • P/N: 495848-002, SPS# 518437-002
    • 802.11abgn WLAN HFminicard 2x2 MD ROW
    • Rest of World implementation (non-FCC)
  • P/N: 495848-003, SPS# 580102-001
    • 802.11A/B/G/N WLAN HLFre minicard (MD20)
    • has an FCC region regulatory label
    • seems to have been used in some DV6Z series notebooks

The following seems to be silkscreened on various cards..

  • "WN6502AH-H1 V01" and "323C16157197" (both on the back and covered by the reg. label, see below pictures) on V1 units (which look to include at least some, if not all, HP 495848-001 and 495848-002 cards)
  • "WN6502AH-H1 V03" and "323C1615739D" (both on the front by the mPCIe connector edge, uncovered) on V3 units (which look to include at least some, if not all, HP 495848-003 cards)

The FCC ID of this device appears to be PPD-AR5BHB92-H.. which has a change of identification to PPD-AR5BHB92.

Noted cards[edit]

  • HP 495848-001 (the below lspci / ath9k info dumps are per a card of this type)
    • OUIs: 00:22:5F, 70:1A:04, 70:F1:A1
  • HP 495848-003
    • OUIs: 70:1A:04

lspci -nnv dump[edit]

04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002a] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company AR5BHB92-H 802.11abgn Wireless Half-size Mini PCIe Card [AR9280] [103c:3041]
        Physical Slot: 0
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
        Memory at f0100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [60] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [90] MSI-X: Enable- Count=1 Masked-
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
        Kernel driver in use: ath9k
        Kernel modules: ath9k

ath9k info dump[edit]

ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x69
ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a direct regpair map
ath: Country alpha2 being used: 00
ath: Regpair used: 0x69
ieee80211 phy46: Selected rate control algorithm 'ath9k_rate_control'
ieee80211 phy46: Atheros AR9280 Rev:2 mem=0xffffc90002ec0000, irq=17

Images[edit]