Please note: This project is no longer active.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 .

User Documentation

Here you'll find links to all of the documentation we have for 'normal' users, including recipes, FAQs and distribution specific notes.

First readings

Creating Interfaces in madwifi-ng

Application Man Pages in HTML

Users Guide

Usage / HOWTOs


Distribution Specific

Hardware Specific

  • UserDocs/EPIA -- Using Atheros Cards with EPIA Motherboards
  • UserDocs/VIA_CPU -- Using Atheros Cards with VIA CPUs
  • UserDocs/MiniPCI -- Possible workaround for problems with mini-pci format cards. Laptops that load the drivers, but cannot scan: see rfkill.
  • UserDocs/Ubiquiti -- Experience using Ubiquity 400mW SR-2 mini-pci cards
  • UserDocs/WRAP -- Solution for cold boot problem with 400mw atheros cards



  • Chipsets -- Information about Atheros chipsets which are supported by MadWifi
  • ChipsetFeatures -- Description of features provided by the different Atheros chipsets

IRC Logs

Tools / Floobydust

Live CDs To Test Hardware

  • LiveCDs -- A List of Known Bootable CDs that may prove that your hardware works (or doesn't).