Re: Anyone solved the b43legacy 1 Mb/s issue in Squeeze?
On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:28:58 -0700, Mark wrote:
> This is a long-standing issue with b43legacy wireless and transmission
> rates being slow, across various Linux distros and many years. Since I
> upgraded to Squeeze I was hopeful the rate issue would be fixed but alas
> it is not. I can run "iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M" to get wicd and iwconfig
> to say it's 54 Mb/s but it's actually connected at 1 Mb/s in reality.
> Any chance someone on this list has figured out a solution that my hours
> of Googling did not produce? ndiswrapper didn't solve the problem based
> on other peoples' experiences, FWIW.
There is a very good and complete page on this module that explains the
difference between the two drivers (b43/b43legacy) and when to use each
If you wireless card supports it, you can try to load b43 which seems to
support a wider range of devices.