Re: intel pro wireless 3945ABG + Feisty Ubuntu + F7t4

On Sat, 2007-05-05 at 10:13 -0400, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Dan,
> 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.
> -derek

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