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Ticket #1103 (new defect)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

problem in the Linex driver for NETGEAR RANGEMAX WPN311 802.11 a/b/g wireless PCI card

Reported by: Assigned to:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: madwifi: other Version: trunk
Keywords: AR5212 Cc:
Patch is attached: 1 Pending:

Description (Last modified by mrenzmann)

Hi ,

I have NETGEAR RANGEMAX WPN311 802.11 a/b/g wireless PCI card. It has Atheros AR5212 chipset. I am using LINUX Kernel 2.6.5 (Fedora core 2).

The problem is when i install the module and enable the device the system become very slow. It is taking around 2 hours to get back it's original speed. These are the steps i am doing initially

1. modprobe ath_pci
2. modprobe wlan_scan_sta
3. iwconfig ath0 essid "SSID_OF_AP"
4. ifconfig ath0 <ip> netmask <subnet mask> up

Should i do anything other than this???? Can anybody help me !!!!



Change History

01/22/07 07:02:03 changed by mrenzmann

  • description changed.

Please describe your system/setup more in detail (what CPU, what version of MadWifi, ...). What do you mean by "the system gets slow"? And does something you do have effect on the time your system needs to get back to its original speed, or is that time always the same, even if you don't touch it at all?

01/31/07 13:24:30 changed by


Thanks for ur reply.I am having madwifi driver and system in the ,it's mysense my PC. When i do the things as mentioned above the PC becomes very slow. Seems system is very busy. I need not do anything to make it normal .After 2 hours it'll automatically get back to it's normal position