I need an access point (I think that is what its called) that is faster, and about 10,000x more secure than just plugging an elderly wap11 into my switch (or eth1 on this mobo) is.
I have this card installed:
01:06.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)
Subsystem: Netgear WG311v3 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
Memory at fcfe0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Memory at fcfd0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
And I have all the wireless drivers associated with the libertas available, but modprobeing the mwl8k driver only seems to get a report from cfg80211 in the logs, but nothing else.
Jan 5 12:42:27 coyote sudo: gene : TTY=pts/4 ; PWD=/usr/src/linux-2.6.37 ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/modprobe mwl8k
Jan 5 12:42:27 coyote klogd: [ 4196.001601] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
Jan 5 12:42:27 coyote klogd: [ 4196.052222] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
Jan 5 12:42:27 coyote klogd: [ 4196.052226] (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
Jan 5 12:42:27 coyote klogd: [ 4196.052229] (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 5 12:42:27 coyote klogd: [ 4196.052232] (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 5 12:42:27 coyote klogd: [ 4196.052235] (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 5 12:42:27 coyote klogd: [ 4196.052238] (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Jan 5 12:42:27 coyote klogd: [ 4196.052240] (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
And I did not even see that in the logs when I rebooted to 2.6.37, but I do see, in an lsmod listing, this:
Module Size Used by
mwl8k 22943 0
mac80211 124332 1 mwl8k
cfg80211 99091 2 mwl8k,mac80211
This is the same thing I tried to get harddrake to setup, and posted a link to that snapshot, where it insists on using ndiswrapper even after synaptic has removed it.
So, what do I do next since no hint as to how to disable the ndiswrapper button in harddrake has been offered?
Is there any hope, or do I bin $90 worth (2) of these Netgear WG311v3 cards that I was told had Atheros (linux supported chipsets) on them & go buy something else that probably won't work either? This is getting frustrating at best.
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