Driver has been tested with b-variant of chipset/firmware. Older devices with a-variant of chipset/firmware used to operate poorly with this driver but this should be resolved on newer kernels (>=2.6.32).
The driver included in kernels ⇐ 2.6.37 shows very few scan results with a-variant devices. Workaround this by configuring the device statically (e.g., /etc/network/interfaces or by issuing iwconfig/dhclient right after boot). Do not rely on a beacon being detected to determine if a network is available or not — this is NetworkManager's approach, which can make it take hours until it detects and configures an available network. This issue should be resolved in kernel version 2.6.38.
en/users/drivers/rndis_wlan.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/26 09:49 (external edit)