Originally Posted by WizadNoNext
Oh, 802.11 debugging isn't actually not networking thing, but kernel thing. You need to configure and compile new kernel. It would be best for you to keep original one and new one at the same time and use new one only at parents house.
Thanks for the f/u. Would it be doing a whole new kernel compile, or just compiling the wireless kernel module (the former I haven't done since my Caldera Linux days 15 years ago when turning a computer into a router before Linksys/Netgear, etc came along, the latter wouldn't be that big of a deal other than the fact that I haven't been able to find the drivers -- and the fact that it is a Richard Stallman-hated binary blob from Atheros).