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Wireless software issues

Posted 04-16-2012 at 01:07 PM by Rod3775

After fruitless attempts to get the MSI wireless dongle (comes with the Intel motherboard) to work, I bought a Hawking Wireless 150N wireless adapter. Still USB, but it has an external antenna and an amplifier. It worked better, but the problem with staying connected remained. It uses the same Ralink 2870 chip as the MSI adapter. Finally, I tried the "bleeding edge" wireless drivers in compat-wireless-2.6 (latest version). Although not all the drivers in the package will compile on my Slackware64-13.37 kernel, the Ralink drivers will, and they mostly fixed the problem. I get very infrequent disconnects that I don't get with the Broadcom drivers on my laptop, but they quickly reauthenticate and reassociate without error. So my new system is now completely functional. I just wish I had a larger flat-screen TV, since I can't read the display from my favorite chair at any reasonable zoom level. But then I'd need a larger wall and a bigger house!
If I around to it, I'll try the original MSI adapter with the new drivers and post the results.
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