Packet loss on wireless after 14.0 upgrade
Greetings, and first a nod to Patrick, Eric and everyone else whose efforts make Slackware such a great distro. The latest upgrade went surprisingly smoothly. The mkinit script was a nice touch.
Since the upgrade, though, I've been having issues with the wireless connection. Ping shows packet loss and long transit times. The problem varies, working well for a while then back to losses.
The wireless card is a BCM4311 802.11a/b/g (rev 01) running in G mode with the b43 driver. It's been working fine prior to this for several years.
While I'm not ruling out coincidental hardware failure, I'm skeptical of that.
I can't try booting into Windows since I only have Slack on this laptop. I'll dig through the spare parts bin to see if I can find an old wireless card to test, although that won't tell me if there's an issue with the latest kernel.
Any thoughts on what might be going on here?