Please note: This project is no longer active. The website is kept online for historic purposes only.
If you´re looking for a Linux driver for your Atheros WLAN device, you should continue here .

The MadWifi Project

This page gives some information about the MadWifi project and it's main "products", the Linux drivers for WLAN cards based on Atheros chipsets, such as MadWifi, ath5k and ath9k.

Brief History

The original author of MadWifi is Sam Leffler. He still maintains and improves the FreeBSD driver for Atheros cards and supplies the MadWifi project with the HAL binaries. By the beginning of 2005, however, Sam decided to leave MadWifi. At that time, some volunteers stepped up trying to keep development going on. The development process was opened up, inviting other developers to join the effort of improving one of the most advanced 802.11 drivers that is available for Linux. The MadWifi project was born.

For more details please continue reading here.

Team Members

A complete list of current and past team members can be found here.

Mission Statement

The primary goals of the project are coordinating development of the Atheros drivers for Linux (MadWifi, ath5k) and providing support for the end users these drivers. The project should coordinate the driver development by deciding upon a project roadmap, discussing and agreeing on project milestones, announcing and discussing changes to the drivers and so on.

More details can be found in our charter.