NOTE: this page is for archival only, see the note at the end of the page.


  • MadWifi - a deprecated Linux kernel device driver for Wireless LAN chipsets from Atheros. MadWifi is an old Atheros sponsored driver effort for Linux. This driver is now deprecated and users should look at ath5k and ath9k which are upstream and part of the Linux kernel.

supported chips

  • 802.11abg PCI and Cardbus Devices with Chipset AR5xxx from Atheros. There's no support for most AR6xxx or AR9xxx chipsets.

This is a static dump of the old wiki, taken after locking it in January 2015. The new wiki is at
versions of this page: last, v14, v13, v12, v11, v10, v9, v8, v7, v6, v5, v4, v3, v2, v1