Re: [ipw3945-devel] chaning mode only when interface down?

On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 11:52 -0400, Derek Atkins wrote:

> Well, for one thing in many cases the interface needs to be "up" in
> order to scan.  Also, many times the driver itself will incorrectly
> associate on insert before NetworkManager gets a chance to chime in
> and then you're stuck in a situation where you never get to the band
> you want.

Driver bug?

> Regardless, you should NEVER require a driver reload to switch bands
> and if you do that's a bug.  If mac80211 requires a driver reload then
> that's a MAJOR flaw in that layer.

Have you read the original mail? We were talking about requiring an
ifdown/ifup cycle.


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