AR5212/AR5213 identified but cant connect

hello evryone…i have a toshiba satellite laptop with the atheros wireless card above…i have installed mad wifi and the card is recognized…i just cant connect…ive tried everything…this is mi last resort or ill have to go back to…ewwwwindows

1st, read thoroughly:
Atheros - I am desperate, please help - openSUSE Forums

basically is this:

  1. blacklist ath5k
  2. download latest snapshot of madwifi from and install them
  3. modprobe ath_pci
  4. install wpa_supplicant
  5. follow the instructions on madwifi page.