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MadWifi News Archive

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SuSE repository updated

The SuSE package repository now provides packages for MadWifi v0.9.2, suitable for the current SuSE 10.1 release as well as the current 10.2 beta.

MadWifi-related job offer in Germany

The german company Saxnet GmbH offers a job for experienced Linux developers. The field of activity includes (amongst others) working on MadWifi and kernel hacking. The offer caters for german-speaking applicants, thus the job description (PDF) is held in german language.

Use of HTML processor in the wiki restricted

Due to a spam attack yesterday I restricted the use of the HTML processor to users who have logged in successfully. That feature was not used by legitimate anonymous users so far, and the chances that it will be necessary for them is small. On the other hand, it blocks similar spam attacks and saves us a lot of time that would be needed to clean the wiki. ... (more)

Release 0.9.2 available

v0.9.2 is now available for download via It fixes various bugs and introduces some new features. Check Releases/0.9.2 for details.

SuSE 10.1 repository updated

The MadWifi repository for SuSE 10.1 users has just been updated. Packages for MadWifi v0.9.1 are now provided, suitable for the kernel update that SuSE will release soon.

Donation from Voyage

Punky Tse from Voyage donated a Senao NMP-8602 Plus MiniPCI card along with two pigtails and rubber antennas to support development. Thanks!

Release 0.9.1 available

v0.9.1 is now available for download via It fixes various bugs, introduces some new features and support for new platforms. Check Releases/0.9.1 for details.

Donation from Suzo

Andrej Nestina from Suzo donated a Wistron DCMA-81 MiniPCI card to support development. Thanks!

Improved news system

As you might have noticed, we today changed the way news are managed and presented. These changes make it easier for users to stay up-to-date and easier for the project members to add new and maintain old news items. ... (more)

New HAL:

r1631 updates the HAL to v0.9.17.2. This again fixes some small issues and introduces a few new features.

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SuSE 10.1 repository updated

The RPM repository for SuSE 10.1 users has been updated and now provides packages for the 0.9.0 release of MadWifi.

New HAL:

proski committed the new HAL ( to svn trunk/. This brings support for new architectures and hopefully fixes a few problems that have been discovered in previous versions. ... (more)

First release available!

We're proud to announce the availability of the very first MadWifi release (v0.9.0). Read more here. ... (more)

HAL update

svens applied an update to the HAL in trunk/, bringing it to version and hopefully correcting some issues that have been reported over the last weeks. ... (more)

VAP autocreation

Since r1407 madwifi-ng automatically creates a VAP on module load (STA by default). Read more here and adjust your start scripts.

Donation from Compex

Compex donated three MiniPCI cards to support development. Thanks!

Merry Christmas

The MadWifi team wishes you and your family a merry christmas and a happy new year!

Patches now need to be signed off

Please note that contributed work needs to be signed off from now on. See the announcement for this decision. ... (more)

Yet another server outage

Thanks, Murphy - yet another outage, which lasted several days this time.

Server outage was down for about 19 hours due to a crash, beginning from Sun Nov 13 18:30:00 CET 2005. The server has been restored, no data loss occured. ... (more)

HAL update

br1 included a new HAL version to trunk/. The update brings support for Alpha and Sparc64, and some other goodies. launched

We're proud to announce the official launch of This is the new home of the MadWifi project, hopefully helping to increase the productivity of both, users and developers. ... (more)

Repository moved

Today we moved the madwifi repository from the Sourceforge CVS to this site. This allows us to use Subversion and Trac for version and project management. ... (more)

Refer to each calendar year for the news archive for each respective year:

The archives go back only up to 2006. No news have been published in 2010 and 2011.