On 3/29/06, Jeffrey D. Yuille <jeffy5 optonline net
On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 10:31 -0600,
Gerry Tool wrote:
> No, the Madwifi drivers are "Madwifi-old" or just "Madwifi", I
> believe. Also, when I try to configure the card in Gnome, I come to a
> place that says, "other wireless cards". In FC5, unlike in FC4, it
> gives no name of the chipset to indicate that it even recognizes that
> the card is present. Also, when FC4 was installed, all I had to do
> was install the kernel modules and drivers and my system would
> recognize the card.
I'm really sorry to read this thread. I have given up on ndiswrapper
with my Linksys WPC54G Cardbus adapter since it freezes the system if I
have encryption enabled - works without encryption, but that isn't
adequate. So, I bought a madwifi supported Netgear 511T card on e-bay
(don't have it yet) expecting it to work correctly from previous posts
about wireless networking.
It seems to me that wireless networking has regressed tremendously
between FC4 and FC5. There have been many posts on this list about a
variety of cards that no longer work and people having many problems
getting those that do work to do so.
I wonder what kind of bugzilla report to make to get someone's attention
about this host of problems.
You know, Gerry, you're right about that. For that reason, I
switched back to FC4 from FC5. Until they can iron out the bugs, I
cannot afford to use FC5 due to the fact that I have so much invested
in the wireless cards I do have. At least FC4 works without a hitch
because it is a more mature OS. But that's only because it has had
time for the bugs to be worked out of them. I am sure that this will
be the case with FC5 over time.
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Madwifi-old and madwifi-ng both work fine for me on FC5, but not
without some issues. The interface is not brought up automatically on
boot anymore. I have checked my old configuration, uninstalled and
re-installed, nothing seems to get it working again. NetworkManager
doesnt seem to work anymore, the only way I can bring the interface up
anymore is thru the command line, so i had to resort to shell scripts.
Something in FC5 has definately changed as far as wireless goes, and
not for the better.