This script is for Slackware 13.0 and may be outdated.

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13.0 > Network > madwifi-driver (0.9.4)

madwifi - a Linux kernel device driver for Wireless LAN chipsets from Atheros.

A wireless card compatibility matrix is available at:

By default the script will build the madwifi kernel module for the currently
running kernel. If you would like to build the madwifi driver for a different
kernel version, two things are required:
1) kernel source in /usr/src/linux-<version>
2) run the script as: KERNELVERSION=<version> sh madwifi-driver.SlackBuild
In place of <version> use only the version as you would see from the output of
'uname -r' when running that kernel. Example: KERNELVERSION=

The kernel module will then be installed to /lib/modules/<version>/....
You may use this SlackBuild to build the madwifi module for as many *different*
kernels as you like and they can be installed alongside each other without

This requires madwifi-tools from

Maintained by: Larry Hajali
Keywords: madwifi,wifi,driver,wireless,atheros,network,ath,ath_pci
ChangeLog: madwifi-driver


Source Downloads:
madwifi-0.9.4.tar.gz (399d20de8d855a59f20058857c2178ad)

Download SlackBuild:
madwifi-driver.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 13.0

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

Access to the repository is available via:
ftp git cgit http rsync

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