Madwifi-ng tools missing

Ben Collins ben.collins at
Mon Nov 20 20:12:35 GMT 2006

On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 17:24 -0200, Hervé Fache wrote:
> Guys,
> Edgy's kernel now ships with the Madwifi-ng drivers AIUI, which
> present a number of regressions compared to Dapper's. I was very
> surprised that one cannot use 'iwconfig ath0 mode ad-hoc' to change
> the mode, for example.
> As it happens, Edgy does not ship with the required tools to achieve
> this, called wlanconfig. I did file a bug [1] about that, but it was
> rejected and then ignored despite my insistance on it being rejected
> by mistake (mismatch with linux-wlan-ng). So Edgy does not support
> ad-hoc, monitor and master modes for Atheros chipsets, as Dapper did.
> What is more, trying to compile and use the tool to change the mode
> did not lead to a working master or monitor mode (I did not try
> ad-hoc).
> I think the correct path from here would be to ship a new kernel with
> the drivers we had in Dapper, that Just Worked. Failing that, it seems
> to me urgent to provide the Madwifi-ng tools.

>From what I understand, you can install linux-wlan-ng, and use the
wlancfg command.

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