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Re: tenative ITP linux-wlan-ng; soliciting advice

The PCI cards only work with the linux-wlan drivers I believe.

* Peter Hicks (peter@libation.com) wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 07:31:50PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> >Peter Hicks wrote:
> >> On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 03:33:34PM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> >> >I'm about to buy one of those cards as well, so any work you do would
> >> >be great :) Even if you can't get it to play 100% nice it would still
> >> >be nice to have it in Debian.
> >> >
> >> 
> >> The linux-wlan drivers work so much better than the kernel drivers. It
> >> would be great if they were debianized!
> >
> >Which kernel drivers are these that I could use instead of doing all
> >this work? Please do tell. :-)
> >
> well, I would hate to dissuade you from packaging the linux-wlan
> drivers, but I have no trouble using prism2, orinoco, or cisco aironet
> cards with the stock debian 2.4.18 kernel. Both my lucent card and my
> smc 2632 use the hermes/orinoco_cs drivers. I tested a cisco card last
> monday and it worked fine, but I don't have it around to check which
> drivers it used.
> But, like I said, I have much better performance from the linux-wlan
> drivers, and the promiscious mode let's you monitor the 802.11b
> frames, which you can't do with the hermes drivers.

Eric Dorland <dorland@lords.com>
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