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Re: Where Linux 802.11x support needs work

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Subject: Re: Where Linux 802.11x support needs work
From: Michael Wu <flamingice@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 23:41:20 -0500
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On Tuesday 25 January 2005 11:03 pm, Dan Williams wrote:
> >  One of the big item not mentionned by you is the in-kernel
> > 802.11 stack (native frames and management). If done right, I guess it
> > would mostly be transparent to you...
>
> You know, I was thinking of it and I just forgot to put it on the list.
> If you're including madwifi and ipw2x00, we have a grand total of what, 3
> or 4 802.11 stacks in the kernel at the same time?  (madwifi,
> orinoco/hermes, ipw2x00, linux-wlan-ng)
>
Only orinoco/hermes is in the kernel, and that doesn't really have much of an 
802.11 stack, since most things are done in hardware. Madwifi has a fairly 
complete 802.11 stack (ported from netbsd), and so does adm8211. Dunno about 
ipw2x00.

-Michael Wu

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