[Slackbuilds-users] madwifi (was: The plot thickens: ...)

Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér mjjzf at syntaktisk.dk
Fri Aug 28 19:52:11 UTC 2009

---- 8< ---- Rob McGee ---- 8< ----
> I keep one madwifi machine on hand to act as access point. Last I
> heard, master mode functionality still isn't available in mainstream
> ath5k. Client functionality *should* be working by now.
---- 8< ---- Rob McGee ---- 8< ----

Thank you for your thoughts.
Actually, the story is like this:
Ath5k runs very, very well on my Thinkpad. It does, however, have some
difficulties when I hit WPA/WPA2 - it randomly connects and disconnects.
It seems there is a dark, evil corner of Atheros Skunkworks reserved for
the chip they put in this otherwise magnificent piece of hardware - and
pretty much all others work.
There was a note this was being worked on on the Thinkwiki. I remember
seeing a notice from Pat that he was throwing the most recent kernel in
/extra, so perhaps that is the route.
Currently, I am using a PCMCIA card based on RT2500, but the quality is
below what the Atheros card can do when it shows off - so I will keep
looking into this.


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