This not really public yet, but for those of you savvy enough to subscribed to Linux Fanatics, this affects you. In the past, I have talked about finding a vendor that will support a specific RaLink chipset with consistent performance and full WPA out of the box. Today, this has happened. Finally, the poor wifi abilities with Feisty have been addressed and every single RaLink based card I tried in Gutsy Tribe 5 worked without any problems; well, almost.
The issue is going to remain a bit under the sheets so to speak for the time being as I think it is another big ‘bite me’ to Ubuntu’s continued desire to support the lame-tastic Broadcom chipset. If the developers can just keep the wireless working in RaLink land as it is right now, not hose it like in Feisty’s release of network-manager, we could finally some serious changes in the wireless universe for Ubuntu users. And I have the guy on speed-dial who runs a wireless card company who could help me make this happen.
Gutsy developers – do not tamper with the RT61 chipset! It works already!
[tags]ralink, Ubuntu, Linux[/tags]