Re: ndiswrapper problem
On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 05:02:00 -0700
Freddy Freeloader <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> L.V.Gandhi wrote:
> > On 3/12/07, Jan Schledermann <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Celejar wrote:
> >> > On Thu, 08 Mar 2007 12:47:08 -0800
> >> > Freddy Freeloader <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> I have a problem with ndiswrapper on Sid.
> >> >>
> >> >> I have a built-in broadcom wireless chip in my laptop. I've been
> >> using
> >> >> ndiswrapper with it and it's worked fine. I also have a netgear
> >> wg11t
> >> >
> >> > Are you aware that the bcm43xx driver (included in recent kernels)
> >> > supports Broadcom wireless chips natively? I'm using it with the built
> >> > in Broadcom wireless chip on my laptop (Broadcom BCM4318 AirForce One
> >> > 54g rev 02) and it works quite well.
> >> >
> >> > Celejar
> >> I used the kernel driver as well. It was a disaster om my Dell Inspiron
> >> 510m. In stead of 54Mbit I'd get only +-10Mbit due mainly to lost
> >> packages.
> >> Installing ndiswrapper solved the problem.
I thought that '54Mb' is only a theoretical maximmum, and that
realistically 20 / 30 Mb is the best one can expect; 10 doesn't sound
that bad, depending on the distance to the AP. What's the (actual, not
reported) throughput with ndiswrapper?
> >> Jan
> > In my inspiron 600m also bcm43xx didn't work. I had to go to ndiswrapper.
> Yeah, bcm43xx is a real problem on my machine. I once got it to work,
> but only with open ap's, and since I won't run an open ap that was as
> far as that went. However, with newer kernels it makes my system very
> unstable. The system will hang for several seconds at a time and do it
> so often that the system is basically unusable, windows that are not
> maximized will jump around on the desktop, and other strange behavior.
> I've had to go with ndiswrapper to get it to work at all.
The truth is that so far I've only used it with an open AP (a public
hot spot); I haven't tried it on my home network yet. I am using it
with a 2.6.18 kernel, though, and I haven't noticed any instability.
[Incidentally, I saw your posts regarding bcm43xx on d-l after I sent
my message ...]