Re: feedback on attempting to build network-manager from Subversion

On Wed, 2007-03-14 at 14:38 -0400, Mark Stosberg wrote:
> Dan Williams wrote:
> > 
> > You should not be using 'madwifi' at all.  It's quite old, and has been
> > succeeded by madwifi-ng.
> I got a different impression from reading the NetworkManager page on
> recommended hardware which states:
> "Old 'madwifi' driver supports unencrypted, WEP, WPA, and WPA2. Newer
> 'madwifi-ng' driver should also work for all network types, but has
> recently been quite unstable."
> I read that to say "madwifi supports everything I need and is more
> stable, and therefore, preferred".
> Has this part of the page become out of date?

Yes; madwifi-ng is now preferred though it may still have "issues".
They seem to do their own thing.


> >> However, the fact that the problem doesn't come up using the standard
> >> Ubuntu/Gnome networking tools points back to a NetworkManager issue.
> > 
> > Only as a side-effect.  You can likely get the same effect if you
> > periodicially run scans from the command-line without NetworkManager
> > running.  It happens that NetworkManager exercises different paths in
> > the driver that static command-line tools do not exercise, but that
> > should work all the same.  If they do not, it's a driver bug.
> Thanks for the clarification.
>    Mark
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