Re: dire state of rtl driver in 3.7

From: Mike Galbraith
Date: Sun Dec 23 2012 - 23:27:52 EST

On Sun, 2012-12-23 at 13:10 -0600, Larry Finger wrote:

> Note, the RTL8188CE uses rtl8192ce, while the RTL8191SE uses rtl8192se. They
> share the underlying plumbing in driver rtlwifi, but the rest is completely
> different.

Driver here is rtl8192se.

08:00.0 0280: 10ec:8172 (rev 10)
Subsystem: 10ec:8181
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
Memory at c0900000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [70] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 88-55-22-fe-ff-4c-e0-00
Kernel driver in use: rtl8192se

Point was, driver state may still be dire for some hardware, but here,
the same driver for very similar looking hardware went from useless to
works fine.

My desktop box has this thing in it, which also used to be completely
useless with the in kernel driver, but now works (it's still useless,
router sits on top of that box;). Both devices now seem to work just
fine, whereas both used to be a PITA if I wanted to use them.

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 13d3:3247 IMC Networks 802.11 n/g/b Wireless LAN Adapter
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 2.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 64
idVendor 0x13d3 IMC Networks
idProduct 0x3247 802.11 n/g/b Wireless LAN Adapter
bcdDevice 8.01
iManufacturer 1 Ralink
iProduct 2 802.11 n WLAN
iSerial 3 1.0

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