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  • #11
    Originally posted by zman0900 View Post
    So does this mean the 5ghz channels actually work on this card under Linux?
    Welcome to phoronix!

    and I don't see why it shouldn't. I've been using 5ghz (on the 'a' bit, not 'n') for years on my laptop. Years uppon years (Atheros athk5 part).

    OpenWRT didn't have out of the box 5GHz support, due to some regulatory issue, but that can be worked around quite easily.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by Zapitron View Post
      Anyone know about this Intel card's drivers? Can it be used to build an AP? If I knew of any specific product that Just Works (completely, not just as a supplicant) I'd toss my AP in a heartbeat.
      Station mode just works, but according to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers AP mode not. But maybe a newer kernel version, or compat-wireless, fixed that.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by oliver View Post
        Welcome to phoronix!

        and I don't see why it shouldn't. I've been using 5ghz (on the 'a' bit, not 'n') for years on my laptop. Years uppon years (Atheros athk5 part).

        OpenWRT didn't have out of the box 5GHz support, due to some regulatory issue, but that can be worked around quite easily.
        Indeed, use 5GHz daily on my 6300 and it works perfectly, I get 8mb/s downloading from my network.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by AlbertP View Post
          @Michael: The model numbers of the adapters that you are referring to, are laptop adapters. The 6205 is the only one mentioned on their website which also has a desktop version.
          I belive that is because this card, is actually a mini-pci-e card with an adapter!
          http://www.phoronix.net/image.php?id..._4_show&w=1920 shows it quite clearly.

          So even though you are probably correct, I don't think there's any difference

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          • #15
            Originally posted by Zapitron View Post
            Anyone know about this Intel card's drivers? Can it be used to build an AP? If I knew of any specific product that Just Works (completely, not just as a supplicant) I'd toss my AP in a heartbeat.
            Most Atheros cards to hostAP just fine.

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            • #16
              *do, editing still broken in Opera.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by oliver View Post
                I belive that is because this card, is actually a mini-pci-e card with an adapter!
                http://www.phoronix.net/image.php?id..._4_show&w=1920 shows it quite clearly.

                So even though you are probably correct, I don't think there's any difference
                The laptop cards come without adapter card, that's the difference. Of course you can, if you have the adapter card of the 6205, put another Mini PCIe card in it. But Bluetooth won't work, Mini PCIe slots also contains a USB link that's used for Bluetooth, a desktop PCIe slot doesn't, so using the 6230 in a desktop makes no sense. Unless there are other adapter cards available that also provide USB.

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                • #18
                  I you really like it, then check this one:

                  http://www.gadgetmasala.com/sony-e3-...to-expect.html

                  This one is my personal fav...

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                  • #19
                    dell latitude e6420 with one

                    my Dell E6420 came with the 6205 - lspci reports

                    03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (rev 34)

                    works perfectly with linux kernel 3.4.1 stock kernel from Opensuse Tumbleweed (12.1+) x86-64

                    $ lsmod | grep iwl
                    iwlwifi 370867 0
                    mac80211 574798 1 iwlwifi
                    cfg80211 213817 2 iwlwifi,mac80211


                    $ dmesg | grep -i iwl
                    [ 18.039051] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: pci_resource_len = 0x00002000
                    [ 18.041491] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: pci_resource_base = ffffc90005098000
                    [ 18.043883] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: HW Revision ID = 0x34
                    [ 18.046331] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: irq 48 for MSI/MSI-X
                    [ 18.049609] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version 17.168.5.3 build 42301
                    [ 18.049824] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: CONFIG_IWLWIFI_DEBUG enabled
                    [ 18.054509] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: CONFIG_IWLWIFI_DEBUGFS enabled
                    [ 18.056786] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: CONFIG_IWLWIFI_DEVICE_TRACING disabled
                    [ 18.059068] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: CONFIG_IWLWIFI_DEVICE_TESTMODE disabled
                    [ 18.061320] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: CONFIG_IWLWIFI_P2P disabled
                    [ 18.063489] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205 AGN, REV=0xB0
                    [ 18.065705] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled; Disabling L0S
                    [ 18.083422] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: device EEPROM VER=0x715, CALIB=0x6
                    [ 18.085529] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Device SKU: 0x1F0
                    [ 18.087538] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Valid Tx ant: 0x3, Valid Rx ant: 0x3
                    [ 18.089518] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
                    [ 18.095026] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-agn-rs'
                    [ 49.557611] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled; Disabling L0S
                    [ 49.564430] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0
                    [ 49.849081] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled; Disabling L0S
                    [ 49.855911] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0
                    [ 9596.676699] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled; Disabling L0S
                    [ 9596.690563] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0
                    [11446.455184] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled; Disabling L0S
                    [11446.468933] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0
                    [50501.675068] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled; Disabling L0S
                    [50501.682197] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0
                    [50503.827955] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Error sending REPLY_RXON: time out after 2000ms.
                    [50503.827970] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Current CMD queue read_ptr 19 write_ptr 20
                    [50503.827978] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Error clearing ASSOC_MSK on BSS (-110)
                    [50503.829594] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: HCMD_ACTIVE already clear for command REPLY_QOS_PARAM
                    [50503.830998] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: HCMD_ACTIVE already clear for command REPLY_ADD_STA
                    [54260.543852] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled; Disabling L0S
                    [54260.551380] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by speculatrix View Post
                      my Dell E6420 came with the 6205 - lspci reports
                      More info available with:
                      $ iwconfig
                      $ lspci -vv

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