Some Intrepid wireless testing results

Alexander Sack asac at
Thu Oct 23 11:09:31 BST 2008

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:40:03AM +0300, Amit Kucheria wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 5:04 AM, Tim Gardner <tcanonical at> wrote:
> <snip>
> > As much as it pains me to say this, I think the stock 2.6.27 kernel does
> > not have a functional ath5k driver and should be disabled in the kernel
> > build. Ultimately, this means support for Atheros wireless is the same
> > in Intrepid as it was in Hardy.
> Wouldn't there be regressions since Alexander mentioned that the
> madwifi driver for wpasupplicant no longer exists.

Yes, the drivers being identical as in hardy doesn't mean there isn't
a regression. There are still some madwifi card variants for which
wext wasn't (and probably still isn't) good enough to do WPA and which
won't work anymore now (even though they worked in hardy).

 - Alexander

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