Bug 77369 - Please integrate linux-wlan-ng drivers
Please integrate linux-wlan-ng drivers
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Garzik
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-11-05 16:55 EST by Michel Alexandre Salim
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:07 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-03 03:03:00 EST
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Description Michel Alexandre Salim 2002-11-05 16:55:50 EST
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Description of problem:
Please integrate the linux-wlan-ng drivers - if not for RH 8.0, for the upcoming
8.1. The prism drivers included in the kernel source tree is useless for a lot
of wireless users, and linux-wlan-ng needs to be integrated into the kernel for
proper testing in SMP mode to be done; currently it is stable when applied to
the standard kernel but not so stable against the Red Hat SMP kernel.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a Prism 2.5 Wavelan PCI wireless card
2. Try and configure it using the stock RH kernel
3. Try again with the linux-wlan-ng drivers

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Comment 1 John 2003-01-18 03:50:34 EST
I've got to second this...  the linux-wlan-ng drivers cover quite a large
fraction of the wireless cards in the wild.  This would be a very useful
Comment 2 Tim Keitt 2003-03-16 22:24:12 EST
I'll add a third...
Comment 3 Richard Henderson 2003-05-09 01:52:20 EDT
And a fourth.  While the RH9 orinoco driver "works" for my card,
it doesn't seem to be able to handle multiple data streams properly.

Test is "while true; do cat /usr/share/dict/words; done" on some 
remote host in one window, and "ping remote" in another.  The ping
times crest 1000ms almost immediately, and grow beyond 12000ms before
much longer.  The same test with the wlan driver fluxuates between
300 and 650ms, but never falls too far behind.
Comment 4 Jason Merrill 2003-11-13 18:46:11 EST
Agreed.  I've been very happy with the wlan-ng driver.
Comment 5 Dave Jones 2003-11-18 11:21:53 EST
Due to the impending EOL of RHL9, it's unlikely this will happen in an
errata. How does Fedora fare ?
Comment 6 Jeff Garzik 2004-03-03 03:03:00 EST
These drivers are not suitable for kernel inclusion.  Please encourage
the maintainers to submit wireless drivers to the upstream kernel.

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