Has anyone else had a Wi-Fi adapter identified as the wrong 802.11 spec?

Asked by Kenny Strawn

As per http://askubuntu.com/questions/256543/why-is-my-linksys-wmp600n-wrongly-identified-as-wireless-g-adapter, I've had several issues lately.

We all know that a dual-band Wireless N adapter (in this case, the Linksys WMP600N, see http://goo.gl/YISCZ for further details) should NOT in any way have a controller (rt2500pci) that only supports Wireless-G and below. And guess what? For some reason the kernel thinks it does. Modprobe is trying to mix a Wireless-G driver with a Wireless-N adapter!

I know that the subsystem ID shouldn't decide what controller the device has. But please, any sane manufacturer would know to put the right chip in the right card. There is NO WAY IN THE WORLD that a Wireless-G controller chip should go in a Wireless-N card. The manufacturers should know better than that.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I suggest you report a bug

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