Wi Fi on my laptop

Mike McMullin mwmcmlln at mnsi.net
Fri Nov 21 19:40:22 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-11-21 at 09:53 -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
> 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.

  From what I've been seeing, the ath5k driver for that chipset is being
more miss than hit, my experience with it gibes with that.  IIRC the OP
was also using an ACER Laptop, which is the make that I have, but in the
53xx model line, where mine is in  the 51xx model line.  I'm not
intending to mislead, but to point out that the mad-wifi is for some,
the valid option.

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