Cards with an Atheros chipset

Wireless LAN devices based on the Atheros chipset require a Linux kernel device driver from the MadWifi project which is included by default in MEPIS Linux 7.0. The driver allows your WLAN card to appear as a normal network interface in the system.

Madwifi drivers use the interface wifi0 as a control interface for some sort of lower level access to the wireless chipset. Be sure that wifi0 is unchecked in MEPIS Network Manager for starting at boot because otherwise it will probably interfere with the regular interface (typically, eth0.)

Atheros home page: http://www.atheros.com/
MadWifi Project home page: http://madwifi.org/
Supported hardware list: http://madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility