Bug 111615

Summary: [RFE] wireless 802.11g prism driver in future releases
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: shrek-m <shrek-m>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 1Keywords: FutureFeature
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Hardware: i686   
OS: Linux   
URL: http://prism54.org/
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Last Closed: 2004-09-29 19:48:33 UTC Type: ---
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Description Flags
smc2835w cardbus
smc2802w pci none

Description shrek-m 2003-12-06 15:56:50 UTC
Description of problem:
could it be possible to include the prism driver for the 802.11g
wireless cards in future releases ?



Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. plugin eg
smc 2802w pci
smc 2835w cardbus

Actual Results:  none is working

Expected Results:  the driver should be included

Additional info:

smc 2835w cardbus
02:00.0 Network controller: Harris Semiconductor D-Links DWL-g650 A1
(rev 01)

smc 2802w pci
00:0e.0 Network controller: Harris Semiconductor D-Links DWL-g650 A1
(rev 01)

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-12-06 16:00:10 UTC
these drivers currently aren't freely distributable yet....
(eg parts are under a very proprietary license and not the GPL)

Comment 2 shrek-m 2003-12-06 16:13:16 UTC
Created attachment 96383 [details]
smc2835w cardbus

Comment 3 shrek-m 2003-12-06 16:16:05 UTC
Created attachment 96384 [details]
smc2802w pci

Comment 4 shrek-m 2003-12-25 22:48:25 UTC
could you at least povide the basic requirements for the prism54
support in the 2.6.x-kernel ?



and if possible:
sysfs  on  /sys
[ for http://prism54.org/firmware/ ]


works great:
# lsmod | grep prism
prism54                67608  0
firmware_class          8608  1 prism54

# ifconfig eth0 up
# ifconfig eth0 ip_adress
# iwconfig eth0 mode ad-hoc essid PRISM-SSID 
# iwconfig eth0
Warning: Driver for device eth0 has been compiled with version 16
of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 15.
Some things may be broken...

eth0      SMC2802W  ESSID:"PRISM-SSID"
         Mode:Ad-Hoc  Channel:1  Cell: 92:C9:65:B9:B9:49
         Bit Rate:54Mb/s   Sensitivity=20/0
         Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:2347 B   Fragment thr:2346 B
         Encryption key:off
         Link Quality:158/0  Signal level:-50 dBm  Noise level:-203 dBm
         Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
         Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0 

Comment 5 David Lawrence 2004-09-29 19:48:33 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/