[sf-lug] has ubuntu caused me to regress in wifi features?
michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 16:13:45 PDT 2013
According to downloadcenter.intel.com (search for drivers and linux):
is good for Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
The download is dated 5/31/2013 which is quite recent
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi says that
iwlwifi is the wireless driver for Intel's current wireless chips. For
older chips, ... iwlegacy (for Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG and Intel®
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN)
and as you point out, has been so since Linux 2.6.3 which is way before
the date of the Intel download link above.
I'm very confused.
I could try to uninstall the iwlegacy package and install the iwlwifi
package and see what happens.
On 07/29/2013 11:38 AM, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Michael Shiloh (michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com):
> No problem. I figured it'd be easiest to ask, because the T61p came
> with any of four different wireless cards in its PCIE slot.
>> I'm a little confused as to the role of iwl4965 and iwlegacy. I
>> thought they were both drivers. Why do I have both?
> iwl3945 and iwl4965 are modules produced by the iwlegacy Linux
> kernel driver, supporting Intel 3945ABG/BG and 4965AGN wireless LAN
> devices. These devices were formerly supported by the iwlwifi driver
> (iwl3945 and iwlagn modules) until Linux 2.6.3
> That's from http://wiki.debian.org/iwlegacy .
> http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlegacy doesn't list AP
> Infrastructure mode (what you were calling Master mode as among the
> capabilities of these Intel chips with these drivers. My _recollection_
> is that the Intel chips never supported AP Infrastructure mode, only
> Station (client) and Ad-Hoc modes. I could be wrong, but I distinctly
> remember that AP Infrastructure mode is one reason some people favoured
> Atheros-based chips over Intel ones at the time.
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