Accepted Way To Install/Load Atheros Wireless Drivers

John Summerfield debian at
Wed Nov 28 02:12:21 UTC 2007

Robert L Cochran wrote:
> I have an Atheros AR5006EG card on a Toshiba Satellite P105-S6147 laptop 
> computer. That's an i386 architecture but is Pentium Dual Core.
> ifconfig doesn't show either a wlan0 or an ath0 present. I guess I need 
> to add the ATRPMS repo and then install the madwifi driver to get support?
> Thanks

That, or download from There's a src.rpm someplace, you 
need to rebuild for each new kernel. Doesn't take long.



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