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Submission Revisiting the State of WLAN Support on Linux-> 1

gehrehmee writes: Just over 4 years ago, Slashdot hosted a discussion on the "State of WLAN Support on Linux", reaching over 600 comments, most on the dire state of linux wireless support at the time. What's changed since then? Various lists of network-manager related bugs grows constantly, to say nothing of bug reports against many kernel components. Most reports going unsolved, and debugging information is scarce. Inability to get onto the Internet is one of the first things that can scare away a potential Linux user, yet out-of-the-box support for wireless still seems like a dream. Is there something fundamentally wrong with the Linux wireless development model? Are the tools deficient? Are the drivers lacking? All of the above? What's going on, and what can be done better?
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Revisiting the State of WLAN Support on Linux

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  • for not sharing the specs with kernel developers.

    Last year it only took a few minutes Googling to determine that the Linksys WNA-2330 is fully supported under Linux. So I bought it. Plugged it into my Sharp laptop and Ubuntu saw it immediately.

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