From: Michael Renzmann <madwifi@no...> - 2005-05-01 08:37:25
Dawid Partyka wrote:
> I have old driver and this driver is very good because have full power.
> If I run new driver then I have 20% down signal. Whats is wrong??
Maybe a problem that comes out of the HAL. Could you describe a little
more how it shows up, and how you messured your results? What is your
setup, what driver versions did you try, and so on.
From: Michael Renzmann <madwifi@no...> - 2005-05-04 07:25:58
Dawid Partyka wrote:
> Hello. I find staros (thx have more channels in 2.4Ghz), for activate this
> options must only change region. If I change region in madwifi then I don't
> have more channel. wthat is wrong?
Let me make this point (yet again) clear: Madwifi neither is StarOS, nor
Mikrotik RouterOS, nor something else. Madwifi is (apart from the HAL)
an open source driver that you get for free, offering several benefits
as well as certain constraints.
People, please stop "accusing" the madwifi developers for stuff that
differs from other atheros-card drivers. You are welcome to request
certain features or report problems, as long as:
1.) you search the message archives of both relevant lists
(madwifi-users and madwifi-devel) to make sure that this issue/feature
request hasn't been discussed in detail before, and
2.) you strike the right note (in other words: don't whine, don't
accuse, but rather keep your message polite)
To be frank, mails in the sense of "product X allows to cook coffee, why
isn't Madwifi capable of doing the same?!?!?!" most probably will be
silenty ignored by the developers in the future. We're not paid by
anyone for the work we spend on Madwifi. I can't speak for the others,
but at least I'm not willing to waste my spare time for wrestling with
people who don't (want to) understand the concept of open source projects.
If you are in desperate need of features that Madwifi doesn't provide
while other (commercial) solutions offer them, you should consider to
spend the money and switch to these solutions. Period.
If you don't want to spend the money or you can't afford to buy them, or
if there are other reasons keeping you from switching away from Madwifi,
it's time to give something back to the community. Which means: take the
time to write down your ideas as detailed as possible. Discuss your
ideas with others on the project's mailing lists. Submit patches that
implement the missing features or (in case you're no experienced
programmer) wait until someone takes the challenge and give extensive
testing to see if the results work as intended.
Or pay someone who is capable and willing to implement the missing
feature(s) to Madwifi.
Dawid, please don't get me wrong, no personal offense intended. While
this is written as a direct reply to one your mails, it is valid for
others as well. I just felt that I needed to write this down.
Back to your question: nothing is wrong here. But you may need to make
use of the "xchanmode" and "outdoor" flags to enable more channels (if
your current regdomain/countrycode settings allow their use). xchanmode
enables the use of channels 12, 13 and 14 in locales which allow them,
outdoor adds channels which are allowed to be used in outdoor
installations only in several locales. Both flags can be changed either
via sysctl or by adding the appropriate module parameters when loading