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Re: Question on wireless module



On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 13:19 -0400, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 03:36:07PM +0000, Mike C wrote:
> > > ath5k driver has only just stopped panicing the kernel on boot, and is
> > > still unstable in some situations.  It will likely get better, but don't
> > > bet on ath5k being reliable at this point.
> > 
> > Thanks - sounds like further work needs to be done before trying this driver.
> 
> I've been testing ath5k, and it seems to work fine on open networks 
> (no encryption).  However, even a simple WEP key didn't work when I 
> tried it earlier this week.  This was configuring wireless the old, 
> manual way with NM and wpa_supplicant stopped:
> 
> iwconfig wifi0 enc <KEY>
> iwconfig wifi0 enc restricted
> dhclient wifi0
> 
> I tried "open" as well as "restricted", and nothing worked.  When I 
> switched back to madwifi, it all works, even with NM.

Latest rawhide kernels (-6.f8) hang my AR5006X machine on startup when
NM starts scanning.  Insmoding the driver after bootup works, but
another rmmod/insmod loop hangs.  It doesn't actually _freeze_, but the
keyboard is unresponsive and there are no messages about oops or panic
on the console.

Dan



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