Driver support for GSPI 8686

Kiran Kulkarni kiran.1267 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 02:49:15 EDT 2008


So Can you send me specs so that it will be helpful for me to develop 
it, As the Hardware will be available to me in the near future

Dan Williams wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-08-11 at 11:59 -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
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>> On Mon, 2008-08-11 at 17:18 +0530, Kiran Kulkarni wrote:
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>>> 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
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>> 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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