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    Default Qualcomm Atheros Publishes New Network Driver

    Phoronix: Qualcomm Atheros Publishes New Network Driver

    While Atheros network adapters were once notorious under Linux, their wired and wireless network adapters in recent years have been backed by permissively-licensed open-source drivers from the company. This work continues with Qualcomm Atheros announcing this week the release of a new ALX network driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE1ODY

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    Well one Kanotix user needed that driver 4 weeks ago. I extracted it from

    http://www.linuxfoundation.org/colla...networking/alx

    and made a dkms deb:

    http://kanotix.com/files/hellfire/dk...ms_0.1_all.deb

    I dont get why it should be "new"?

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    Fast Ethernet, wtf?
    1995 called and want their technology back!

    Why they even bother with a old shitty Fast Ethernet circuit when they have one that is Gigabit Ethernet?

    They should be looking at 10 Gigabit Ethernet, dual Ethernet, trunking/teaming/redundancy, etc.
    Why would I want an Qualcomm Atheros Ethernet instead of a Intel or Realtek?

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    A big thank you to any Atheros folk reading this. When I buy laptops (not often), I make sure they have Atheros wireless chipsets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanL View Post
    A big thank you to any Atheros folk reading this. When I buy laptops (not often), I make sure they have Atheros wireless chipsets.
    When I buy new hardware, I will make sure that it does not contain slow legacy technologies such as the AR8162 Fast Ethernet circuit.

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