Better wireless networking

Sometimes it helps if you don’t RTFM…

My Belkin wireless card contains a Ralink 2500 chip, and if you read certain pieces of documentation on the Internet, the ra2500 kernel module doesn’t work on an SMP machine without locking up or going weird.

Quote: commands
hex ~ # lspci|grep RaLink
02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink Ralink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card (rev 01)

hex ~ # lsmod | grep rt2500
rt2500                160612  1

hex ~ # uname -a
Linux hex 2.6.16-gentoo-r1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Mar 31 01:17:35 GMT 2006 i686 Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

Whatever…

It seems to associate better with the network here too. There’s less arsing around trying to find a network. In fact, I don’t have to do anything, it just either works or doesn’t. Manual intervention beyond shuffling the laptop around the floor to find a better signal isn’t required.

New site’s release will be delayed, I need to add categories or tags to my diary entries, it’d make sense.

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