Please note: This project is no longer active.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 .

There is a Gotcha in the NG pre r1408 code:

The new NG drivers are confused for an earlier ("old madwifi") driver and are perniciously managed by the Draknet|drakconf|MCC. You will need to both hand manage scripting the proper operation of the atheros card, and do damage control on the drakconf and Mandrake Control Center (MCC)/network configuration scripts effort to maintain your system and wireless network.

NB: if you are using madwifi-ng (the "new" pre r1408 code) and Mandriva 2006 & modprobe ath_pci makes ath0, not wifi0, see: here.

The new madwifi-ng code has a new first step, where wlanconfig creates ath0 (The Old Code Used modprobe ath_pci for this). NB: It is demonstrably easier to install the NG code fresh, especially on the 2006 releases. If you have a prior install of the Madwifi drivers, see the notes at the bottom of UserDocs/Distro/Mandrake.