The MadWifi Project is a team of voluntary developers who provide Linux drivers for WLAN devices based on Atheros chipsets, namely MadWifi and ath5k.
MadWifi is one of the most advanced WLAN drivers available for Linux today. It is stable and has an established userbase. The driver itself is open source but depends on the proprietary Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) that is available in binary form only.
ath5k is a relatively new and emerging driver and does not depend on the HAL. It is intended for inclusion into the mainline Linux kernel, exceed MadWifi feature-wise and replace MadWifi in the long run.
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