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



> >> 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.

In my experience, the kernel drivers don't work for all cards that the
linux-wlan drivers do. I have a USR Robotics Wireless card which seems
to use the prism2 chip; I couldn't get it to work with the latest
kernel drivers but had absolutely no problem getting the wlan-ng
drivers up and running--perhaps this is just something I missed myself
but I found the wlan-ng system to easier and better.

I will share anything about my set-up I can and am willing to help you
out to get this working. Id love to see this in Debian.

-- 
B. Mako Hill
mako@debian.org
http://people.debian.org/~mako/

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