Open Source driver for Atheros 802.11n Devices

A new driver by Atheros has been released for use in Linux.  It is licensed under the ISC license, so BSD users  should be able to make use of the drivers as well.

The new driver doesn’t use a proprietary hardware abstraction layer and no firmware is required.

The ath9k driver includes supports for the following chipsets:

* AR5418+AR5133
* AR5416+AR5133
* AR5416+AR2133
* AR9160
* AR9280
* AR9281