ath_pci, ndiswrapper & blacklist

Santiago Hernández Lemes santi84 at
Wed Jun 25 02:53:56 BST 2008

I think that the best way to install Atheros on your system is using
MadWifi, created for the Atheros Wireless.
In case you have to install them with ndiswrapper, check this way, it worked
for me:

Blacklist ATH PCI

sudo echo "blacklist ath_pci" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

sudo ndiswrapper -i yourdriver.inf

Add ndiswrapper to the autoloading list

sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
sudo echo "ndiswrapper" >> /etc/modules


2008/6/24 Ed Jabbour <ejbr at>:

> Trying to setup wireless with an Atheros chipset - ar242x.  Got ndiswrapper
> and setup went w/ no error messages.  However, ndiswrapper -l shows ath_pci
> as an "alternate driver".  I blacklisted ath_pci and ath_hal and
> uninstalled
> the restricted drivers.  There is no ath_anything loaded.  Where is that
> alternate driver coming from, and how do I stop it?
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