You always think that device support is very good in Linux for old drivers. You think that Intel wireless drivers are especially well supported. So an old intel wireless device should have eccelent support. But it turns out I was wrong in this case. Intel took from August 2010 until the end of Apri 2011 to fix a regression in their driver covering several devices introduced in 2.6.35, now in 2.6.39 it's fixed it seems.
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