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If that still doesn’t help, please let us know. In terms of ‘better’, it usually just boils down to whether a particular driver can do injection or not.
About/MadWifi – – Trac
Where can I get a current version of the MadWifi driver? Please refer to this page for details. Please be aware that some of the cards reported as “not working” will probably work fine now with the current MadWifi.
Some OpenBSD developers, facing the same issue, clean-room reverse-engineered the binary HAL and had produced an open source driver ath5kwhich was subsequently picked up by the madwifi team as the future direction.
This project is no longer active. This HAL was not binary firmware as with the Intel wireless chips, but a piece of code that needed to run in the Linux kernel. Lists with hardware that is based on Atheros chipsets can be found herehere and here. For updates nadwifi visit wireless.
Download in other formats: For a complete list of pages that are available in our wiki, see TitleIndex. Then you will download the following packages from the Ubuntu package search engine. Donation from Anne van Kesteren. If you’re behind a proxy, then make sure Subversion madwifl about it. Retrieved from ” https: Greg Chesson also madwfii from the project, and has since left Atheros for another career. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.
However, the people who were liunx for that task did not accept the offer, so Sam decided to fill the gap for a while. As of the latest distributions Ubuntu 8. At that time, some volunteers stepped up trying to keep development going on.
In any case, if you can’t use injection, then you will not be able to fully test your network and you should purchase an Atheros or other model USB card which is fully supported by its drivers.
Download in other formats: Nevertheless, it was never included into the Linux kernel for various reasons. The above commands stores the source in a subdirectory called madwifi. If you’re looking for a more general list of available WLAN devices, check this page.
While this was true in the past, it is no madwufi the preferable way to go.
Atheros has introduced a set of proprietary features that have been designed to increase throughput and achievable distance, including frame aggregation, jumbo frames, on-the-fly data compression and channel bonding. The website is kept online for historic purposes only.
In the meantime if you want to help kadwifi the latest driver you ljnux need to compile a recent kernel. You do not need this. This page and its sub-pages lists hardware that has been reported to be based on one of Atheros’ chipsets. For the time being MadWifi will still be supported, bugs will get fixed and HAL updates will be applied where possible.
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Patches for kernel inclusion should be mailed to the linux-wireless mailing list, but we have a separate list to discuss ath5k related things and for a first review of ath5k patches:.