> I repeat---the normal MadWifi does NOT work with the AR5007, aka AR242x > card. There was some discussion somewhere--you can try MadWifi ticket > 1192, I think that's the one--I believe the ticket is mentioned in the > wiki article. I know that, I was clarifying that I use the latest snapshot of madwifi which is working amazingly well. The wiki page that you speak of is where I got the info to compile and install the latest madwifi snapshot. The ticket you mention takes me to a 404 not found. Point is that I understand all this quite well. > At least one of the other distros, Fedora, had a 3rd party rpm--I've > forgotten if it was Livna or rpmfusion, that did include a MadWifi rpm > that did work with the card. However, a standard MadWifi rpm, that is, > one based on whatever they were shipping, wouldn't have worked with that > card. Now that 3rd party RPM would be nice to have. Despite being 3rd party and not of the base repo. It is better than compiling someone that is not a code hacker :) > It's not widely mentioned yet. There is an elrepo repo---they ought to > fix that name <ducks>, as elrepo.repo seems awkward, but at any > rate...it's mentioned on the wiki in the 3rd party repos section. It's > relatively new, and this driver was just made last week or so, (the > makers can correct me on that, as I'm too lazy to look at the emails > from them) :), so it's not too surprising that you hadn't heard of it. > > As I mentioned, *I've* had some minor issues with it, but I think Dag > and someone else have used it without problems. That sounds promising, as I said I will try it next time I re-install. If I do re-install 5.3. Hoping not to have to until a later version :) > Sigh, someone should put mention of how to try it on the AR5007 wiki > page. Basically, in a nutshell, unload the ath_pci module, then > you cd into the MadWifi snapshot untarred directory, which you have > hopefully kept. Type make uninstall, unblacklist ath5k in > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, and reboot. > > At this point, the card, which had been ath0 will now be seen as wlan0. Assuming you are referring to the kmod_ath5k here as the stock ath5k does not work with my card. I would definiately update the wiki if or when I try the kmod_ath5k driver. I just have had no experience using it and I am stable now. I am not going to a possibly unstable state for testing purposes at the moment as I need my laptop for work.