Does anyone know if the driver and the patch, can put the card in monitor mode, or is this a problem. This will provide the version number plus other information. I was downloading the stable version, but get “HAL error 13”. Unknown device Flags: Fedora Core 5 and wireless network adapter.

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It’s also worked without issue in the Ubuntu alphas, 2. The website is kept online for historic purposes only.

Here are the options:. Here it works for example on madwifi-dfs branch. Can you reproduce this problem with a supported Ubuntu version like Ubuntu The fact that the patch removes Sam’s copyright notices from the patched files didn’t help to make it look less suspicious.

[ubuntu] [SOLVED] Success with Madwifi & Atheros AREG

This release of MadWifi isn’t supported in my laptop. We would like to thank all participants in their submissions of successful results. I’ve been struggling with the wifi board it’s the famous AREG and tried out the patched version Just to let you know. Please ar5007dg posting in this ticket.


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Atheros 802.11a/bg PCI/PCI-E devices (ath5k)

Find More Posts by elliott If you system contains a mini-PCI wireless card, there are some known issues and solutions. Visit the following links: See full activity log. I would do it myself but I don’t have the skills necessary to write a driver.

This ticket concerns a patch for AR support that is no longer relevant. I’d try it but after the trouble I have had I don’t want to risk killing my config unless its worked for other people first!


The first one I configured wireless with ndiswrapper, this one I cannot get it to work neither with ndiswrapper nor with madwifi. I’m running Gentoo 2. What about 64 bit? Review your favorite Linux distribution. Obviously a bad idea.

It’s really difficult to use wifi with an Atheros AREG; an user needs to apply by using the command line a special madwifi release that enables support of this card. Both, ath5k and ath9k, are part of the kernel some time now. It worked fined and am now, as we speak, inputing this information through wireless! I tried to download the snapshot snapshots. Sorry for my terrible english. This page is deprecated, updated documentation can be found here.


Keep in mind this card is usually sold with Athlon 64 based laptops. You need something much more recent than Fedora 6 if you want it to work out of the box.

# (Patch for AR (AREG) chipset) – – Trac

This is because the madwifi-hal source code is slightly different from the standard madwifi-ng source code. I double-checked that I was using the correct version of build-essential and the appropriate kernel headers, was sure to “make clean” beforehand, but still no dice. Download in other formats: