Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77369
Please integrate linux-wlan-ng drivers
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:07:31 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
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
I'll add a third...
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.
Agreed. I've been very happy with the wlan-ng driver.
Due to the impending EOL of RHL9, it's unlikely this will happen in an
errata. How does Fedora fare ?
These drivers are not suitable for kernel inclusion. Please encourage
the maintainers to submit wireless drivers to the upstream kernel.