[Madwifi-devel] Re: Madwifi-NG + hostapd + RSN

thomas schorpp t.schorpp at gmx.de
Mon Jan 30 09:28:09 EST 2006

Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Jan 2006, Stijn Tintel wrote:


i didnt really wanted to offend someone.
some want madwifi some want other, its ok.

i tried to just talk about *facts*. if facts are destructive that can be.
madwifi team and fans must take it.

fact is 2x damage *from* 
frequently switching off the laptop to restart after driver crashes.
no other cause, the device was plant-new.

just, lets wait if some other developer/tester joining madwifi 
with his laptop and a dwl-g650 (mostly without reset button) can confirm.

i cant confirm, that madwifi is the reason. so i take hereby back what i 
said so. but it *is* the reason for the need to power off a running device.

i think *from my experience* and some confirmation from others in electronics  
history that powering off unreset devices could damage them.
this *could* also happen with every other driver in development on such 
a system.

and i just wanted to point to an alternative for atheros drivers, 
is this allowed or has hostap become a proprietary club now 
because of 1 core-proprietary driver?


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