Bug#473709: madwifi-source: Connection drops within an hour
wohler at newt.com
Tue Jul 8 04:29:27 UTC 2008
Kel Modderman <kel at otaku42.de> wrote:
> I am not sure how well ath5k is working currently, but sure do hope it becomes
> a good successor to the bug prone madwifi driver soon.
I switched to ath5k a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, there appears
to be a problem with ath5k, WEP, and my chipset AR5211. I can associate
with the AP, but the network connection doesn't come up. If I drop WEP,
then I can connect.
In any event, since I use restricted MAC addresses on my AP, and use ssh
and ssl for communications, I'm content with using an unsecured network
for now, especially since my ath5k connections have been up for two
weeks solid now!
I'm hoping to improve things by switching to WPA per  but haven't
gotten around to that yet. By the way, do you know if this HOWTO is up
In any case, I'm not going back to madwifi, so I wouldn't really be able
to test any changes you make. Therefore, please close this bug unless
someone else sends out a "me too".
Bill Wohler <wohler at newt.com> http://www.newt.com/wohler/ GnuPG ID:610BD9AD
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