"I've tried stuff like madwifi, ndiswrapper and
previous modules like ath_pci . None of them was able to fix my
problem, the wireless device was still missing.
"Then I've heard that I need the ath5k FOSS Linux Wireless
driver, something that is provided by the compat-wireless
"I downloaded a compat-wireless tarball from orbit-lab.org but I
was unable to get it working. While compiling I received several
errors, one of these errors reported something like "You need to
have mac 08211 enabled in your kernel ...". After trying different
versions of the compat-wireless tarball on the Ubuntu Generic
kernel I realized that it was impossible to compile this on a
default Ubuntu generic kernel." wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download
has more information on compat-wireless-- ed.