I just upgraded an old p3 from Vec 5.8 to Vec6.0 standard. It has a D-link wireles card with an atheros chip in it. It worked fine with ndiswrapper before the upgrade. But now connects and loads at a terribly reduced rate. I downloaded and installed new Windows drivers for it to no avail.
netathw : driver installed
device (168C:0023) present (alternate driver: ath9k)
The ath9k is listed as an alternate driver. I see that it is a native linux driver on my system.
various ath9k files exist in these directories
Does Wicd use the native linux driver by default?
I should also note that in Wicd "Preferences > WPA Supplicant Driver" the only choice that works at all is "wext"
And that I get excellent results sitting beside this machine with my laptop. Though of course laptops do have better anttenae then Desktop wireless cards.
So my two major questions are:
How can I use the native driver?
And how can I improve my speed? (the connection was good before)