Please note: This project is no longer active.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 21 (modified by Phil Munck, 14 years ago)
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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.

Once you have the source tree you can easily update to the latest version at anytime with a quick update and recompile.

svn update

And don't forget to read the svn manual page.

Downloading the latest Snapshots

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 The old code can be found at (including the latest experimental drivers - still gets updated).

Downloading .debs

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

The ongoing work to get madwifi finally into Debian proper is being done as a Debian Alioth project:

Downloading .rpms

  • [Fedora users: The tarball has a madwifi.spec embedded. If you do rpmbuild --ta <tar ball> you will get your packages]