[ipxe-devel] Addendum [Atheros 5005g Wlan Flash-Utility?]

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Fri Dec 16 19:24:59 UTC 2011

On Wednesday 07 Dec 2011 01:38:57 Oliver Rath wrote:
> On the old gpxe-sites (
> http://etherboot.org/wiki/wirelessboot#burning_wireless_gpxe_into_a_rom
> ) they're writing, that a wired card as "rom carrier" is needed, because
> wireless cards don't have an own flashable rom onboard.
> Now, if im using the e1000/pl card (which is also onboad at this nice
> esprimo 5010 boxes) for burning the atheros rom in it, am i able to boot
> via wireless lan? Is the wired card nevertheless useable in this case?

You can try creating a dual-driver ROM.  For example:

  make bin/8086100f--ath9k.rom

would give you a ROM with support for e1000 and ath9k, with the ROM PCI IDs 
set to 8086:100f (which needs to match the NIC that actually holds the ROM).


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