How many are interested or have rt5390 wifi?

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      Before going much further,

      How many people have/use this chip since it’s circa. 2010/2011.
      Is there a desire/demand for such a driver or is this a lost cause?
      let me know.

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        $ inxi -N
        Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e 
                   Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi 

        Not me. Sorry. But glad to know when ath9k is needed , in case I need it. It is around,

        Edit: Forgot to mention. Sometimes with atheros wifi chips on AntiX. I check for any missing firmware usually with dmesg.

        $ dmesg | grep firmware
        [    3.727666] psmouse serio2: trackpoint: IBM TrackPoint firmware: 0x0e, buttons: 3/3
        [    6.858449] platform regulatory.0: Direct firmware load for regulatory.db failed with error -2
        [    6.957184] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version op_mode iwldvm
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          Yeah I’ve used atheros ones in my laptops with good results speed wise…haven’t
          done much range testing though…
          my other cards are:

          atheros ar5b91, ar5b97, and ar5b125 laptop pci-e half link chips using the ath9k driver.

          also an old smc usb g that works from kernel 2.4 all the way to the new 4.20 one.
          it’s a

          smcwusb-g and uses the zd1211rw driver

          It just bugs me that the rt5390 don’t work on newer kernels when it did work on the 2.6 – 3.6
          ones … it just won’t build against the newer ones. I might try switching the gcc version too.

          I think we might have to start a poll/survey on a new thread to see which cards/chips people
          have good results with and what version (stable, stesting, or unstable) are using.


            I’m interested 😛

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