[CentOS] CentOS 4 and laptop and wifi works

Fri May 26 01:10:46 UTC 2006
Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at suespammers.org>

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On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 08:34:04PM -0400, Max H. wrote:
> Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
> >
> >Okey, that is a 802.11ab (11Mbps) chip. My experiences were only with
> >802.11g (54Mbps) chips.
> >
> >In any case, it is VERY odd yours identifies itself as a Class 0200 device.
> >I suppose it should a 0280 (Network controller).
> >
> >In any case, tkx for the info.
> No problem. Can you explain the classes briefly? I'm just curious and I 
> don't know enough about wireless at that level.

I'm not an expert on this either.

As far as I know, the class ID is just to identify what kind of
hardware it is. It might affect how the bios/OS handle the device.

0200 - Ethernet controller
0280 - Network controller

Interesting enough, there is a specific class for Wireless.
So the Class for these devices should really be 0d80.

It certainly helps loading the apropriate module. Specially generic
modules for a given device class (usb-uhci etc).

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Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at suespammers.org>
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