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Re: 2.6.22 kernel and WiFi

On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 08:50:32AM -0600, Phil Meyer wrote:
> Mark Haney wrote:
> >Okay, I"ve asked on another list and haven't had a response, so I
> >thought I'd ask here.  I've been reading the changelog for the .22
> >kernel and I'm really interested in the new WiFi architecture rewrite in
> >it.  I noticed that only a handful of drivers were stable in that
> >kernel, but that other drivers (including my broadcom card) drivers were
> >in the upstream kernel still being tested.
> >
> >Here's my question, how will the .22 kernel work with an old driver
> >setup?  Will I still be able to use my broadcom/ndiswrapper combo until
> >the new driver is available, or should I just avoid the .22 kernel until
> >the driver support is better?
> >
> >I've read that Fedora and Ubuntu already are using the new driver models
> >(or something along those lines) so what's been the experience so far?
> >
> >  
> No love for me yet:
> 0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN 
> Mini-PCI Card (rev 01)
> Kernel 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 Requires newer firmware.
> The card seems to function, but never will negotiate an IP under any 
> circumstances.  Not will it accept a fixed IP.

Did you try using the script at the URL below to force your system
to use the older bcm43xx driver?


John W. Linville
linville redhat com

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