UPDATE: everything fine for several days thru 10-15 reboots and during that time reset admin passwd and setup WPA on router and all was working fine. However been xperimenting and as user disconnected wLAN0 on taskbar applet. Now cannot get wLAN0 working again. Tried everything went to PCC, removed connection, reconfigured, rebooted nothing, etc. Router working fine via ethernet.
I bought two of these WG111v3 USB adapters, one for permanent mounting on shop roof (all metal- can't receive) and one for portability elsewhere. So i remove wLAN0 and I notice there are different MAC: ID #s on each adapter. Plug in the other WG111v3 and it is now picked up and working as wLAN1
1. Does pclos see each adapter as a separate piece of hdwr? I'm guessing it does.
2. Will I have to use different radio freq for each adapter. I see a place on router for that but does each adapter have its own freq. Can't figure that out.
3. Still concerned about warning that rtl8187 is experimental and may damage hdwr (adapters run not hot but fairly warm)
4. When working the adapters are very fast and have decent range, but there seems to be too much uncertainty as to connections dependent on whether they are plugged/unplugged before/after connection or whether connection is terminated from taskbar or by unplugging. I can't get a handle on any continuity and for that reason .
How can I try blacklisting pclos rtl8187 and install driver sent to me from realtek and is it advisable to try?
Thanks for any help.
BTW, atheros on other lappy was also picked up by pclos 2009 no drivers necessary -connection is smoking fast.