Madwifi driver for Atheros based WiFi cards

The WiFi drivers and chipsets are almost commodity now, still the best in the field is the Atheros+madwifi combination for the sheer flexibility that it offers. The madwifi implementation allows one to make changes to upper layers of the implementation while maintaining the API compatibility with the binary HAL that Atheros supplies as a vendor.
Experimentation aside, I took out the linux-unfriendly miniPCI from broadcom in my work laptop, and got a generic atheros card working with madwifi in practially no time. Ofcourse due thanks to the instructions for installing the madwifi driver in the debian way of doing things by Martin List-Petersen.

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