[PATCH 2.6] Intersil Prism54 wireless driver
jim at netgate.com
Thu Mar 11 02:45:38 EST 2004
On Mar 10, 2004, at 10:58 PM, vda wrote:
> On Thursday 11 March 2004 06:11, Jim Thompson wrote:
>> madwifi already put a generic 802.11 stack in linux.
> It's not in Linus tree, and will have hard time merging
> due to binary-only part.
> Actually from technical perspective I like Atheros
> hardware. Since it uses *x86* binary part, not
Its been compiled for a number of architectures: 386-elf,
xscale-be-elf, arm9-le-thumb-elf, powerpc-le-eabi, powerpc-be-eabi
I've seen the HAL code, and there's nothing linux-specific inside.
> I conclude it allows host CPU more
> control over inner workings of the card. Interesting ;)
You are correct, you don't even have to send 802.11 frames, unless you
want them. The HAL will happily xmit whatever bit pattern you like.
> If only Atheros was willing to release the code.
Indeed, but unlikely.
> What is your experience with this driver?
I build products with it, both for Netgate as well as other companies.
> What card do you use?
The one's we sell, mostly. I've used netgear and dlink cards as well.
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