Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 494063
Please, fix ath5k driver with patch in url
Last modified: 2009-04-13 13:10:08 EDT
Description of problem:
I have been using the nasty madwifi driver for a long time. From all that I am reading a one liner was missing in 2.6.29 that would allow me to use the ath5k driver in the kernel. Please, include this patch soon and I will be free of madwifi.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.29.* up to and including todays.
Created attachment 339144 [details]
Patch is not even in wireless-testing yet.
@@ -497,6 +497,7 @@ ath5k_pci_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev,
+ BIT(NL80211_IFTYPE_AP) |
<linville> does ath5k work in AP mode? what is missing?
<bcopeland> linville: the AP bit, and an annoying (harmless) message about the beacon queue
<bcopeland> it should probably just be enabled so any remaining bugs just get worked out
<bcopeland> I haven't thoroughly tested it, but it did beacon and I could associate
<bcopeland> can change "beacon queue %u didn't stop" to ATH5K_DEBUG to get rid of the warning
<bcopeland> oh and the patch already in w-t for channel limiting is needed for hostapd to start
Despite whatever seems positive in comment 3, it also indicates that what we have in 2.6.29 is not ready for AP mode.