Since kernel 2.6.29 using ath5k, it works like a charm. I have an AR5001. Madwifi-source from debian was never able to find a network while scanning. Thanks to ath5k devs !
on 07/25/2009 – Made popular on 07/25/2009
i was wondering how to switch to madwifi or ath5k from ndiswrapper?if i modprobe ath5k then restart my internet connection doesnt work and lspci -k displays ndiswrapper as being used.is this a good way to switch to madwifi?http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/Compati os/AR5005G
ath5k doesn't seem to work for my wireless card. NM-applet just sits there saying the wireless card isn't ready. Dmesg activates just fine. iwlist says the device can't be used for scanning. In the meantime, I'm using madwifi, but I'd like to be able to use the module that's available without compiling the driver everytime for a new kernel.