Please note: This project is no longer active.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 .

Interface naming problems

If you are using madwifi-ng (the "new" code) and Mandriva 2006 & modprobe ath_pci makes ath0, not wifi0, erase or rename /sbin/ifrename (caution- this may cause you trouble should you change the networking on the PC in the future- you can skip the rename/remove, but you must fix {& maybe re-fix} the iftab as next described). If you have a file called /etc/iftab, and it contains any lines starting with ath or wifi, erase or comment out the line(s). See man iftab and man ifrename for more. Once /etc/iftab has been fixed, the ath_pci module will construct wifi0 (vs ath0), as intended and documented.