Re: Mini-PCI WifiCard experience?
Dne, 19. 01. 2011 11:09:03 je Michelle Konzack napisal(a):
OK tnaks, found the Link to the "ipw2200" and the
non-free firmware is provided by the Debian Project.
If at all possible, do not go with non-free firmware binary blobs, even
if provided in Debian-related repositories (in addition, non-free is
not even Debian, strictly speaking -- it's just a "service provided to
the Debian users"). Binary blobs can not be debugged/improved/enhanced
by Linux developers and, as a result, may lead to unreliable operation,
lock-ups, disconnects, unimplemented features, slower speeds, lower
operating range, or all of the above. When that happens, the
manufacturer WON'T help you, and the Linux developers CAN'T. So you'll
be pretty much fscked. I know, I use a broadcom card with a proprietary
driver and it's a living hell.
Really. Go with a free driver if at all possible, you'll be happy you
Does someone know, whether the 2915 support the AP mode (hostapd)?
Can't help you with the specific model, but there are two things I know:
1. manufacturers may change chipsets without prior notice -- so
specifying a model, without seeing a lspci dump first, isn't always
2. the BackTrack site has a very nice user-provided database of
wireless cards/chipsets including the supported modes of operation
(which may depend on the driver used).
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