[ltp] Fedora/2.4.22/wireless update

Greg Meyer linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 25 Nov 2003 15:05:58 -0500

On Tuesday 25 November 2003 11:28 am, honey@gneek.com wrote:
> I've been happily running Fedora with the project's 2.4.22 stock kernel
> for some time now on my T40, and the only issue left unresolved for
> me is the mini-PCI wireless.  Wondering if someone can give me an
> update on whether they've got this working with the stock kernel for
> the Cisco card, and a summary on what works/doesn't with the other
> available miniPCI cards.
> I ordered my T40 purposefully with the Cisco miniPCI aironet 350
> card because I knew it was supported, and it worked fine on Red Hat
> 9 for kernels 2.4.20 and .21 with both the ugly Cisco mpi350 module +
> custom software and Fabrice Bellet's more elegant changes to airo_mpi.
> As described earlier here on the list, Fabrice's changes don't
> currently work for Ad-Hoc mode (any update on this?) which I need,
> and I can't get the Cisco mpi350 module + software to work at all.
> I'd really like to do this with the stock kernel: much saved update
> time later.
> So, has anyone else managed to get this card working on the Fedora
> stock kernel?  Does anyone know if this is a 2.4.22 problem (the lack
> of Ad-Hoc mode support) or something Red Hat did?
> Secondly, can someone tell me if either the Intel or IBM 802.11a/b(/g?)
> cards are now working in 2.4.22?  I'm confused with all the different
> projects to get this working: does madwifi now make the IBM card
> work ok on a T40?  Are there any catches?  Does Ad-Hoc/WEP work ok?
> Would I need a custom kernel?  Does it work in the faster modes (a/g)
> too, or only b?  Any of these answers would be helpful!
> Finally, do either or both these faster cards work with the pay-for
> Linuxant:
> http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/
> and/or free NDIS wrapper:
> http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/
> solutions to using native Windows drivers on Linux?
> Any answers to any of these would be appreciated!

I have the cisco card working fine in Mandrake 9.2.  I have Fedora installed 
on a spare partition of my T41.  If I get time I'll try to get it going 

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