[LAU] wireless and realtime?

Jon H october001 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 15:20:46 EST 2008

Hey all,

I've been having problems trying to find a realtime kernel that has
decent wireless support.  I tried JAD 1.0, which performed quite
nicely, but did not have adequate wireless support or even madwifi
"out of the box", which I apparently need.  I'm running a D-Link
DA-2320 PCI card which uses the Atheros chipset (madwifi?) and when I
inquired about it on their forums it didn't seem to take much
priority.  I think 64Studio also struggled with this card but it's
about the only chipset locally available that has any track record at
all with linux.  This card IS quite nicely supported under Ubuntu and
family "out of the box" but the kernel supplied with UbuntuStudio,
while it handles my wireless nicely, is more sluggish, in regards to
latency, than the vanilla Ubuntu kernel.

I'm not afraid to try building a kernel for myself, just wondering why
so many realtime kernels seem to lack the proper wifi support that IS
available to linux in general?  I also seem to remember reading
somewhere some problem with certain wifi drivers co-existing with a
stack or something needed for realtime?

Thanks in advance,


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