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SubjectRe: w35und driver unusable
Hi!

> > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=664458
> >
> > I know that the my box's wifi is WinBound's products.
> >
> > I'm currently running kernel 2.6.28.7 now and have modprobed w35und.
> > and I also have a linksys usb wireless card on the USB port.
> >
> > Now, the situation is Linksys's card can just work well. and the
> > Winbound card can't .
> >
> > wlan1 is the WinBound card:
> >
> > root@t700:~# dmesg |grep wlan1
> > udev: renamed network interface wlan0 to wlan1
> > ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan1: link is not ready
> >
> > root@t700:~# iwlist wlan1 scan
> > wlan1 No scan results
> >
> > root@t700:~# iwlist wlan0 scan
> > wlan0 Scan completed :
> > Cell 01 - Address: 00:1B:FC:7E:57:51
> > ESSID:"default"
> > Mode:Master
> > Channel:5
> > Frequency:2.432 GHz (Channel 5)
> > Quality=56/100 Signal level:-22 dBm
> > Encryption key:off
> > IE: Unknown: 000764656661756C74
> > IE: Unknown: 010882848B968C929824
> > IE: Unknown: 030105
> > IE: Unknown: 0406000200000000
> > IE: Unknown: 2A0100
> > IE: Unknown: 3204B048606C
> > Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
> > 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
> > 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
> > Extra:tsf=00000035772ec17e
> > Extra: Last beacon: 52ms ago
> >
> > does this mean that the winbound drivers in the kernel tree is not
> > ready for use ? or do we have any idea for make it work ?

> The driver is known to be broken in 2.6.28. You might want to try out
> 2.6.29-rc8 which carries fixes for the driver. Note that the driver is
> in the staging directory which means it is not of production quality.

Winbond driver only supports channel 1, for now.
Pavel
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