Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 40552
Run-time configuration of Aironet 4800 not implemented
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:13 EDT
RedHat 6.2 used airo_cs driver for Aironet 4800 cards. That driver
supported run-time configuration and monitoring through the /proc/aironet
RedHat 7.1 uses aironet4500_cs driver for the same cards. This driver does
not seem to put anything useful in /proc and does work with wireless-tools
(iwconfig says "no wireless extensions").
Is there a reason why RH7.1 uses aironet4500 instead of airo?
The aironet4500_cs is the one that comes with the offical linux kernel tree.
However, we've included the airo_cs as backup driver in our kernel so you
_can_ use it just fine. All you need to do is change /etc/pcmcia/config
I must say that I'm considering making the airo_cs the default for 4800, the
aironet4500_cs doesn't seem to work well with them.
Could you try the other driver? If it works I'll change the default for newer
versions of the pcmcia packages.
I tried airo_cs, seems to be working fine.
Thanks for confirming this; I've modified the driver for the next
kernel-pcmcia-cs package we will build. I'm closing this as "fixed in rawhide"
as that is the closest thing to the truth.