[sf-lug] has ubuntu caused me to regress in wifi features?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jul 29 17:28:24 PDT 2013


Quoting Michael Shiloh (michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com):

> According to downloadcenter.intel.com (search for drivers and linux):
> http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlwifi
> is good for Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

Um, the crosslinks are a bit confusing, and I'm not certain about this,
but my surmise is that downloadcenter.intel.com is merely sending you
back to the wireless.kernel.org site's iwlwifi _page_, because that page
then further specifies that for 4965AGN you need _not_ iwlwifi but rather
iwlegacy (because 4965AGN's one of several older Intel chip series --
iwlwifi itself being compatible with only current-production Intel chips).

> I could try to uninstall the iwlegacy package and install the
> iwlwifi package and see what happens.

I'm guessing nothing, unless you put in a newer Intel card.  ;->




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