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Is there a linux distro that comes with compatible drivers for the Atheros AR5008 802.11n wireless card? I have a macbook core 2 duo and I've tried Ubuntu with this ...
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    Linux Distro that supports Atheros AR5008 802.11n


    Is there a linux distro that comes with compatible drivers for the Atheros AR5008 802.11n wireless card? I have a macbook core 2 duo and I've tried Ubuntu with this card and can't get it to work. So I was wondering if there were any better Linux Distros that worked with this card, preferably out of the box, but if not a distro that can easily be made to work with my card.

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    Are you refereing to the new 802.11n standard or 802.11abg ??
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    Damned If I Know

    I also have a MacBook Core 2 Duo. It's the 2.16GHz model. When I boot into Knoppix, the results of my lspci are as follows:

    02:00.0 Network Controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. Unkown device 0024 (rev 01)
    As I understand it, the AR5008 chipset from the MacBook is currently unsupported by MadWifi. While I have not found anything specifically stating so, I would not be surprised if this is on the top of the "todo" list.

    I would love to have native Linux support for my wireless card and earnestly await that day. Until then, if I have misspoken, please, someone, tell me otherwise (and provide the link to the gloriousness which is my wireless card in Linux).

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    You could try this.
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    ndiswrapper with XP drivers should work, haven't tried it though
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    Some Success, Updates Later

    I've been able to get ndiswrapper to run and hook up my network, I'm in-progress on trying the thinkwiki how-to supplied by budman7. News-to-come.

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