Re: intel pro wireless 3945ABG + Feisty Ubuntu + F7t4
- From: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- To: Derek Atkins <warlord MIT EDU>
- Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: intel pro wireless 3945ABG + Feisty Ubuntu + F7t4
- Date: Sun, 06 May 2007 21:49:08 -0400
On Sat, 2007-05-05 at 10:13 -0400, Derek Atkins wrote:
> FYI, for kicks I decided to install and try the ipw3945 drivers
> on my F7t4 system. I installed ipw3945 packages from DAG with
> a few changes:
> * I installed version 1.7.22 of the ipw3945 daemon (no change)
> * I updated the firmware from version 1.13 to 1.14.2
> * I added the ipw3845-oops-4 patch from the 1.2.1 test release to
> the 1.2.0 dkms package from DAG.
Ok, so this is the older "softmac" driver, right? Not the new
mac80211-based driver? "softmac" drivers are known to work better
because they've had a much longer time to bake than mac80211 has.
> With this combination my "eth1" interface is working quite
> nicely. It connected right away to my 802.11(a) network
> using WEP and it seems pretty durn stable (once I figured out
> how to stop the iwlwifi driver from loading). I'll continue
> to play with it to see for sure, but at this point I'm
> pretty happy with it.
> Got any suggestions for a good long-term network test?
> If this continues I might decide to take the new machine with
> me and I'll see how well it works on a non-broadcast SSID with
> non-encrypted network. We'll see. I still have a lot more
> configuration to do before I can migrate my desktop to the new
> machine. Don't know if I'll have the time to do all that in the
> next 26 hours.
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