Re: 3com 3crxjk10075 with ath5k driver

From: William Thompson
Date: Wed Jun 10 2009 - 07:24:19 EST

On Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 04:39:12PM -0400, Bob Copeland wrote:
> [CCed ath5k-devel]
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 3:51 PM, William
> Thompson<wt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > This card has the "xjack" antennae which is supposed to disable the radio (I
> > thought it was in hardware, but it's not) when it is not extended. ?The
> > madwifi driver (Last time I actually used this card with it) did disable the
> > radio (Or refused packets, not sure which).
> Huh, I wonder how that works. Is disabling the radio an advertised feature?
> i.e. as opposed to just not working because the antenna is in?

I'm not sure if it was advertised that way, but according to 3com's site:
3Com-patented XJACK antenna design extends for use and retracts for safe
transport and to conserve power; no need to remove the PC Card from the
notebook while traveling

Sounds like it was intended that way.

> > The kernel ath5k driver (last tested will work regardless if the
> > antannae is in or out.
> I suppose it could be asserting something on rfkill gpios; ath5k hasn't had
> real rfkill support yet. Anyone else know about these devices?

It's possible. The LED on it goes off when it's pushed in. Which reminds
me, I don't think the ath5k driver allows the LED to blink when it's
transmitting/receiving, it just stays on.
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