Re: Anyone solved the b43legacy 1 Mb/s issue in Squeeze?
On Thu, 26 May 2011 11:01:29 -0700, Mark wrote:
> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 6:04 AM, Camaleón <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> 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
>> of them:
>> If you wireless card supports it, you can try to load b43 which seems
>> to support a wider range of devices.
> Unfortunately my card needs b43legacy since it is a BCM 4306 rev 02
> any other ideas?
Buying a new USB/PC Card wireless adapter? O:-)
Sorry, that chipset seems to be a bit problematic.
However, you can load a LiveCD for any recent distribution that bundles
the most updated kernel (2.6.39.x?) and b43 legacy drivers to see if you
see any improvement.