Driver support for GSPI 8686

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Mon Aug 11 12:11:18 EDT 2008


On Mon, 2008-08-11 at 11:59 -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-08-11 at 17:18 +0530, Kiran Kulkarni wrote:
> > I have Marvell GSPI 8686 adapter for Wi-Fi, I wanted to know whether I 
> > can use wpa_supplicant with it or do i have to write seperate driver 
> > interface, or can I us ndis as driver
> 
> If the vendor driver supports WEXT, then you should be able to use it
> with the supplicant, though the vendor driver has historically not
> played quite-so-nicely with WEXT.  ndis is only used on Windows.

Clarification; if you mean "ndis" supplicant driver and the
"ndiswrapper" linux wireless driver, then _maybe_, but I haven't heard
of anyone using ndiswrapper with non-USB/PCI hardware.

Dan

> The nice alternative would be to help get support for GSPI into the
> upstream kernel driver.  I've got some specs I could use to implement
> such support, but no hardware (I only have SDIO 8686) to test on.
> 
> Dan
> 
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