USB NetGear MA111 driver

Pavel Roskin proski at
Tue May 6 16:11:50 EDT 2003

On Tue, 6 May 2003, Andrei Grichine wrote:

> Thanks for the fast reply. These wireless adapters are using PRISM 3
> chipset. Is it difficult to port HostAP driver to support USB devices?
> How difficult is to port this driver to MAC platform?

It's more difficult that porting from PCMCIA to PCI because the low-level
code should be changed.  The driver cannot write to the registers - it
exchanges messages over USB.

I suggest that you help the efforts to make linux-wlan-ng work with USB
devices.  Then you'll have the necessary knowledge to add USB support to

It may also happen that the adapter doesn't have the firmware in the
non-volatile memory.  Then a loader will be needed.

> If anyone is interested in this kind of projects, please let me know. We
> can discuss our possible project.

It would be great if you keep the list subscribers updated on the progress
of the project.

Pavel Roskin

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