Wi Fi on my laptop

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Fri Nov 21 13:53:46 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:

> On 11/20/2008 06:49 PM, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Mike McMullin wrote:
>>>   The Atheros AR242x cards are supported using the mad-wifi kernel
>>> module.  If there isn't one in the repositories then get the tarball
>>> file from the Mad-Wifi site and e-mail me directly for instructions,
>>> if you have problems installing it.
>> Isn't mad-wifi so 2005?  I thought it was obsolete, and google
>> suggests ath5x is the current driver.
> Yo... he "solved' the issue & posted that he did.

I know that - but then Mike posted something that looks to me as if it 
might mislead other users, and I'm asking whether mad-wifi is still a 
reasonable solution.   I don't _know_, but I do know that my own atheros 
NIC (on the machine my wife's using at the moment, so I can't check 
exactly which driver and chip) doesn't use mad-wifi.

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