RFC: more finegrained configuration of 11b/11g rates and modulations

Jean Tourrilhes jt
Wed Jul 28 16:31:07 PDT 2004

On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 02:17:11AM +0300, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> Today, it is plain impossible to instruct my acx111 to _not_
> use 22 pbcc modulation with prism54 AP, short of code
> modifications.

	Asking the user to "fix" this bug by entering some magic
config option is not a good solution IMHO. We should minimise the
number of configuration steps by an average user, not increase them.
	The AP do export the list of rate they support and other info,
therefore the acx111 should know better and automatically do the right
thing. It may be hard, but it's worth it.
	If you look at the IDE driver, you will find some white/black
lists of IDE drives and adapters allowing the IDE driver to
automagically do the right thing on broken hardware.
	Last time I checked, no Windows driver ask you to be explicit
about the list of rates you need to use with the AP, it just works.

	But that's only my personal opinion...


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