Comment 42 for bug 201225

A fix for this has been posted to the upstream Kernel Mailing list as of 2.6.26:

From: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit c6a2afdacccd56cc0be8e9a7977f0ed1509069f6 upstream
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 16:51:22 -0500
Subject: [patch 07/26] b43legacy: Fix failure in rate-adjustment mechanism

A coding error present since b43legacy was incorporated into the
kernel has prevented the driver from using the rate-setting mechanism
of mac80211. The driver has been forced to remain at a 1 Mb/s rate.

Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxx>

---
drivers/net/wireless/b43legacy/xmit.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/drivers/net/wireless/b43legacy/xmit.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/b43legacy/xmit.c
@@ -626,7 +626,7 @@ void b43legacy_handle_hwtxstatus(struct
tmp = hw->count;
status.frame_count = (tmp >> 4);
status.rts_count = (tmp & 0x0F);
- tmp = hw->flags;
+ tmp = hw->flags << 1;
status.supp_reason = ((tmp & 0x1C) >> 2);
status.pm_indicated = !!(tmp & 0x80);
status.intermediate = !!(tmp & 0x40);

In the mean time, I'm off to find a stock kernel and see if it plays nice. Cheers!