My wifi card is a D-Link WNA-2330
I set up my laptop for dual boot. One partition has a Fedora 7 system
with all updates applied as of 18 Dec, madwifi installed, and the
ath5k module blacklisted. When I boot up with the card plugged in
everything seems to work as it should. iwlist ath0 scan shows
half a dozen wireless things
The other partition is similarly up to date, but has never had madwifi
installed and has the experimental 18.104.22.168-45.fc7 kernel. When I boot
up this system it creates an interface wlan0 and fails when attempting
to determine IP information for wlan0. ifconfig shows wlan0 is up, and
iwlist wlan0 scan returns no scan results.
So I guess they are making progress with the ath5k kernel module, but
it isn't there yet. Something I'm not clear on is whether the ath5k
work is intended to completely replace madwifi, or whether it is supposed
to have parts of madwifi installed for it to work.
I notice that for Fedora 8 there is a new kernel 22.214.171.124-85 as part
of the official updates, so maybe the improved ath5k module is available
there. This kernel was just released two days ago.
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