@legolover64:
See this thread.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1238766

It helped me solve my problem. It seems jockey is blacklisting atheros drivers if you try using proprietary driver then switching back.

I also think I found another source for downloading a .deb package for your madwifi driver. Problem is I need to go to another installation to see if the history is still there from getting it a week ago.

I'll repost later.