Please note: This project is no longer active.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 .
Version 10 (modified by matt, 14 years ago)
added proxy info.

Getting MADWifi

Until such time as there is a release, the best way of getting MADWifi is to get it out of the MADWifi Subversion Repository.

Downloading from

There are currently two main branches that you might be interested in:

  • The "new code" (the stuff that Atheros released as preview snapshot, aka "madwifi-ng"):
    svn checkout madwifi-ng
  • The "old code" (that's basically what was CVS HEAD up to now):
    svn checkout madwifi-old

If you're behind a proxy, then make sure subversion knows about it. See, or your 'servers' file for more info.

Downloading Tarballs

If you can't handle SVN, or just don't have a net connection, you could download madwifi using HTTP (on another machine, if needs be). Tarballs for the new code can be found at If you need a tarball for the old code, you'll find it at (that's an archive that ranges back to September 2004).

Downloading .debs

If you are a debian user, then good for you! You can download debs from:

Downloading .rpms