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Rebranding the Atheros 928x cards - The guide

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Yes, I am trying to recover my atheros card and his instructions are posted here!

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If you rebranded as Intel it can be difficult to recover. I did it but had to make more changes to the iwleeprom code. I forget exactly what. Hopefully you are familiar with C programming. Otherwise purchase another card. They are inexpensive.
 
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If you rebranded as Intel it can be difficult to recover. I did it but had to make more changes to the iwleeprom code. I forget exactly what. Hopefully you are familiar with C programming. Otherwise purchase another card. They are inexpensive.
Well, I am disappointed at myself, I missed a perfect re-branding with one digit! I do understand C.
I did built the ath9k with philip_petev instruction, and the card is being detected, but naturally no ip, or anything else.
I find the code that the "err" is coming, but no comments what so ever,...
If you remember what you did please share it, intellectually speaking I like to learn it. And you are right I end up buying a new one in couple of weeks when I am back to US.

Thanks Rehabman,
 

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Well, I am disappointed at myself, I missed a perfect re-branding with one digit! I do understand C.
I did built the ath9k with philip_petev instruction, and the card is being detected, but naturally no ip, or anything else.
I find the code that the "err" is coming, but no comments what so ever,...
If you remember what you did please share it, intellectually speaking I like to learn it. And you are right I end up buying a new one in couple of weeks when I am back to US.

Thanks Rehabman,
Once the vendor-id is changed to other than Atheros, more changes to the Linux code are required.

Sorry, I forget the details, but with a bit of searching and debugging you can probably figure it out (look for 168c, which is the vendor-id of Atheros).
 
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Hi Rehabman,

Just to let you know, I got another card, rebranded it and using a dsdt definition for the Atheros card and your AR...FakePCIID adding my intel device in two places got it working. In fact I am typing this using ths rebranded card...
 

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Hi Rehabman,

Just to let you know, I got another card, rebranded it and using a dsdt definition for the Atheros card and your AR...FakePCIID adding my intel device in two places got it working. In fact I am typing this using ths rebranded card...
Enjoy.
 
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anyone here has rom generic for ar5b195 Lite-ON, Azurewave, Atheros, acer, dell etc.
 
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Thank you for include me in the credits i was banned right after the post of the "guide" :-X

Your card obviosly seems to be working great in Mac, but what is happening in windows?, the driver detect it like an ar9285 does work ok?, a modification of the driver can be done for that, but my doubt is about another IDs that can be work in our 4530s. I found this in the win driver:

HP laptop
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_303F103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_3040103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_137A103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_137B103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_1385103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR5006 802.11a/b/g WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_1386103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR5006 802.11a/b/g WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002A&SUBSYS_1381103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002A&SUBSYS_1382103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002A&SUBSYS_3041103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter" (Philip's original card (don't work)
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002A&SUBSYS_3042103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_303F103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_3040103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_1461103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter" (Combo Probook) (working)
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002E&SUBSYS_1462103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002E&SUBSYS_1626103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0030&SUBSYS_1628103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR9382 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0030&SUBSYS_1627103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR9380 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_1785103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_179F103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_1838103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_191A103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0034&SUBSYS_1864103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_18E3103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_217F103C --> "Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter"


BTW: I rebrand with this method an Acer ar9285, and a Sony (AIO) AR5B195. No problem at all.
Hi Philip,

Can you or maybe someone else in this thread please let me know what IDs I would have to use in orde to have this Card accepted by my Lenovo T430i (Core i5-3320m vPRO)? For some info or even hints I would be very grateful. Yes I know I could go through the pain of trying to hardware flash my UEFI with a modded one which does not contain a whitelist but this goes a bit into the extreme, there has to be a way to get this card to be accepted by the T430i :( Please help...
 

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Hi Philip,

Can you or maybe someone else in this thread please let me know what IDs I would have to use in orde to have this Card accepted by my Lenovo T430i (Core i5-3320m vPRO)? For some info or even hints I would be very grateful. Yes I know I could go through the pain of trying to hardware flash my UEFI with a modded one which does not contain a whitelist but this goes a bit into the extreme, there has to be a way to get this card to be accepted by the T430i :( Please help...
You could rebrand the AR9280 with the IDs from a card known to be acceptable to your laptop, then use FakePCIID to get it to work in OS X even though the IDs are all wrong...

If the rebrand is extreme (eg. not from the same vendor/family)... within Windows, you would need to use USB WiFi as there is no FakePCIID tricks that can be employed in Windows.
 
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@Rehabman,@PHILIP

I really need, some help from you bro....

I just rebrand my AR5B95 (168C:002B sub 105B : E016) into AR9380 (168C:0030 sub 103C:1627), to passing whitelist from my HP8460P, ...with System Information App, my card now detected As AR9300 wireless lan...but still not working in my sierra..

what should i do ?
 

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