WPI Driver Support (WAS: Re: mode 11g, but 6Mbps)
florenzi at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 14:58:15 UTC 2007
On 7/24/07, Tom Evans <tevans.uk at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-07-24 at 11:42 +0200, Pietro Cerutti wrote:
> > Federico Lorenzi wrote:
> > > On 7/24/07, Pietro Cerutti <gahr at gahr.ch> wrote:
> > >> Hi List,
> > >> I have an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG adapter using the wpi0 driver
> > >> connecting to an access point using the 802.11g mode.
> > >> # ifconfig wpi0 mode 11g
> > >> # ifconfig wpi0
> > >> ...
> > >> media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g (OFDM/6Mbps)
> > >> ...
> > >>
> > >> Can anyone explain why I see OFDM/6Mbps instead of OFDM/54Mbps (or at
> > >> least 19Mbps if you mean the actual throughput?)
> > > It could depend on a few things, first off remember that it's a highly
> > > experimental driver at
> > > this stage, and don't mean to be stating the obvious, but are you
> > > actually close enough to
> > > the AP to get 54mbps? Windows says 54 / 11 no matter what speed it is
> > > running at.
> > Hi Federico,
> > Actually I'm 4 meters away from the AP.
> > I know that wpi is still in pre-alpha state ;-)
> > Tnx
> Heh, at least you have some connectivity - mine is still using none!
> none0 at pci8:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x135c103c chip=0x42228086 rev=0x02
> vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
> device = '3945ABG Intel 3945ABG Wireless LAN controller'
> class = network
> Driver either fails to initialise, or panic's my -CURRENT laptop :)
> I'd think its highly likely that performance issues are due to
> pre-release quality of the driver.
I have the same problem too, which forces me to use a 2 year old atheros
pcmcia card. I take it you are trying the perforce version right? I don't
suppose you could give me what error message you get so we could
'compare'. Mine is something about not being able to allocate memory.
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