NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, August 21, 2006

Working with the Intel Wi-Fi Drivers Again Posted by Sean @ 14:56 GMT

Seven days ago we revisited our post on Intel's Wi-Fi Drivers. The current driver release for the 2915ABG/2200BG wireless cards is After some initial troubleshooting, we managed to get things settled and everything working fine.

Well, over the weekend we noticed that software (S24EvMON.exe) installed with the driver seems to be leaky. It's eating tons of file handles and tons of memory — and it continues to grow! See the screenshot:


We don't know if this is the case for everyone, but it seems to be the case on all the laptops we checked. (Personal and work machines.) We've submitted the issue to Intel through their customer support - let's see what we find out. Perhaps the need to patch the security problems created other issues?

Feedback is welcomed. Use the e-mail address at the top of the weblog.

Updated to add: Intel's tech support has replied. They are aware of the issue and are currently at work on it. No official release date yet. We'll let you know.