WPI Driver Support (WAS: Re: mode 11g, but 6Mbps)
jhary at unsane.co.uk
Tue Jul 24 16:01:18 UTC 2007
Federico Lorenzi wrote:
> 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
>> > >> ...
>> > >>
>> > >> 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
>> > > 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.
Heh for me I can now load the driver, and even associate with a non
encrypted access point, but i cant pass traffic and it soom panics the
machine (keep meaning to give Benjamin Close some debug output to see if
he can help but I havent time at the moment.) I'm using the version from
the latest tarball
It seems to actually be the latest version (I think the date he put on
its wrong ;)
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