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Posted by:robincornelius
Subject:Devicescape 80211 stack and wireless extensions
Date:15:41:18 04/09/2006

> Currently theres no support for dscape stuff, correct. There probbaly won't be until either it stabilizes and the driver models can co-exist (ie, I can use my internal centrino on a modern driver plus dscape plus the kernel IEEE) or until I get my other laptop reinstalled and ignore the internal wireless entirely. I'm not willing to cripple my ability to use my standard laptop.

Will the stuff really not play together at all?. I know its not in the main kernel yet but we supply a version with our experimental driver and it dosn't seem to effect anything else but i haven't really tried.

> Yeah, no. Feel free, but I won't merge that in. This is primarily a user problem: Users never pick generic properly, and it's not worth the hassle that will ensue. Kismet has had generic options in the past, and I don't thinK I'm likely to ever add them again. The secondary reason is that different drivers still behave differently. Things are begining to unify, but I don't have a lot of confidence yet in things like FCS bytes, etc.

Ok I will have a hack but i will subclass a rt2x00 driver and as you say it will be minimal code added. We have quite a few testers on rt2x00 now and we seem to be making good progress so would you consider adding a rt2x00 driver in addition to the rt2400 and rt2500 you already have?

Best regards


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