USB support

Stuffed Crust pizza at shaftnet.org
Tue Jul 1 15:56:56 EDT 2008


On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 12:35:21PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> Once approach would be to start with linux-wlan-ng and clean it up.
> It's a lot of work, but you would have a working driver at every point.

This isn't as bad as it sounds, as most of the crap in the wlan-ng stack 
is due to how it interacts with userspace, and most of that was set up 
assuming that tertiary(ie firmware-based) AP mode was being used.  The 
so-called HostAP mode works fine on USB devices.

Wlan-ng's packet paths are pretty straightforard, and can easily be 
ported to net80211.  The real work comes from bolting up the mac80211 
configuration interface, and from that perspective, you're writing a 
whole new driver anyway.

 - Solomon
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