2013-02-22 10:51:42

by Markus Ulfberg

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Subject: Re: Prism54 issues after kernel upgrade

Hi Christian,

Please excuse my behaviour I'm not too familiar with mailing lists so
I missed that one.

Anyways the issues I had using firmware came within minutes
after connection was established with an access point.

As far as things go the new firmware seems to work just fine. But I've
had a bit setback with my system in other areas so focus hasn't been
on testing the compat drivers as you mentioned. As soon as I get
things in order I will and post the results here.

Thanks again for the help.
Markus Ulfberg

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 6:42 PM, Christian Lamparter
<[email protected]> wrote:
> (no mailing-list cc?)
> Hello Markus,
> On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 06:14:29 PM Markus Ulfberg wrote:
>> As you suspected I had the old firmware and after
>> I updated to the latest I'm no longer experiencing any
>> problems.
> Ok... If you can, do you have any numbers? I'm especially
> interested in: How often did you get these connection drops
> before? (I.e.: about every 10 minutes... or every day?)
>> Would you still like me to try the new driver aswell?
> The thing with a new compat-drivers p54pci is: Once you
> do, you'll probably also want to update your user-space
> applications as well (wpa_supplicant or hostapd).
> However, since 2.6.32 p54pci received a few bug fixes:
> <https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11386>
> <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=583623>
> which might or might not be in your Debian kernel.
> it also received a few new features:
> 1. "p54: connect to 11w protected networks"
> <http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.wireless.general/97035>
> 2. "p54: improve site survey"
> <http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.wireless.general/75502>
> 3. "p54: implement multicast filter"
> <http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.wireless.general/68642>
> 4. "p54: implement set_coverage_class"
> <http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.wireless.general/65382>
> 5...
> Furthermore, there's another patch in the pipeline:
> "p54: do automatic device restart"
> <http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-wireless/msg103532.html>
> So, you might not get the best experience. Of course, if
> it works and you like it then keep it the way it is ;).
>> Thank you ever so much for the quick reply and help.
>> Have a great evening!
> You too! :)
> Regards,
> Christian