[driverloader] 802.11b anyone?

Marc Boucher marc at linuxant.com
Mon Oct 13 14:07:31 EDT 2003

Due to an NDIS limitation affecting devices supporting more than
8 rates, we haven't fully enabled the support for rate selection yet.

It will be working soon however.


On Sun, Oct 12, 2003 at 10:50:19AM +0100, Salvador Abreu wrote:
> Hello list,
> I just tried the driverloader for my Dell TM 1300, which is a:
> 02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94306 802.11g (rev 02)
> It loads fine, eth1 comes up.  I can iwconfig to get it to the state I'd want:
> # iwconfig eth1 mode ad-hoc rate 11M
> however, the "rate" command is ignored:
> # iwconfig eth1
> eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:""  Nickname:"unknown"
>           Mode:Ad-Hoc  Bit Rate=54Mb/s   Tx-Power=16 dBm
>           RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Encryption key:off
>           Power Management:off
>           Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
> in particular, the 11Mbs mode doesn't work.  I need this because the
> rest of my wifi network is 802.11b.  I'm using an ad-hoc network with no
> base station (802.11b board on the desktop)
> any known reason why these drivers don't seem to want to do 11Mbps?
> --
>  ../salvador
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