Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: June 11 2008,22:25
|my guess is that it's the kernel modules|
Or the kernel version, the compiler version, wireless extension version, etc.
I, too, have a card that lacks a native 2.4 driver and has, at best, limited function in 2.4. You have to accept that your purchase of any particular card can have consequences if you want to use it with any operating system not called Microsoft Windows. You can buy a card with open drivers, you can buy one with closed drivers. If you choose the latter, you have to accept that you may only have limited function from it in any other OS. (Edit: That goes for ANY hardware that has a proprietary MS-Windows driver and zero support for Linux.)
That said, wifi support in Linux 2.6 is MUCH better than in 2.4 and DSL's upcoming tiny core will make it MUCH easier for wireless users to use their respective hardware.
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