[plug] Wireless woes

Ian Kent raven at themaw.net
Mon Jun 23 14:22:02 WST 2008

On Sun, 2008-06-22 at 17:26 +0800, Blake Munro wrote:
> Hi pluggers,
> I have a TP-LINK WN-321G wireless USB adapter, which uses the RaLink
> RT73 chipset.
> I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 amd64. By default, the wireless adapter is
> detected by Ubuntu and it uses the 'rt73usb' module natively.
> I was having all sorts of throughput issues with that (sometimes you
> could transfer at 20k/sec and others at 200k/sec, it was a real PITA).
> Since then, I've resorted to using ndiswrapper and the Windows XP64
> drivers for this chipset. It works, and no more throughput issues.
> However, it just stops working whenever it feels like it.
> I could be happily browsing the net and all of a sudden it stops. The
> only way that I can figure out so far to fix it, is simply to reboot.
> Restarting networking or ndiswrapper does nothing.

Is your kernel configured to use 4K stacks.
That will defeat many Windows drivers.
Re-building you're kernel with 4k stacks disabled might help.


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