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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:rt73 USB support on Darwin
Date:05:22:58 15/03/2009

> There's no support for rt73 chips on darwin (OS X) at the moment, I was wondering if there were any plans for support to be included in a future release. If not, how would I got about creating a patch myself? Would I be able to modify the drivers for rt73 on a standard linux kernel?

No.

There is no iokit driver for non-apple cards, and I haven't heard of non-iokit pcap capable drivers.

Kismac uses a currently non-portable userspace implementation of the drivers embedded in the application itself.

In theory a userspace port of the linux drivers is possible but I haven't heard of anyone doing it. It would be a significant amount of work to recreate all the linux skb and USB interaction layers.

-m


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