I FINALLY GOT THIS TRASH TO WORK!
I'm running Hardy Heron 8.04 LTS on a HP DV6700 series laptop with the Atheros 5007eg wireless card.
I, myself, am a complete noob, so I'm writing this for other noobs. This is EXACTLY what I did step by step. Change things at your own risk!
Download http://snapshots.madwifi.org/special/madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz to the desktop.
Open a terminal and execute the following. I know you shouldn't blindly run terminal commands but seeing as I don't know what most of this means myself, I can assure you there is nothing intentionally malicious in it.
Make sure there are no current madwifi drivers running.
Now restart and pray! Make sure your hardware kill switch is in the on position.Code:sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential cd ~/Desktop/ tar -xf madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz cd madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007 make sudo unload sudo make install
NOTE: THE WIRELESS LIGHT WILL REMAIN RED EVEN IF THE DRIVER WORKS.
Make sure there are no current madwifi drivers running. (I think that's what the "unload" command does but I really don't know.)