[kismac] Re: Broadcom Open-Source Driver

  • From: "Christoph Koehler" <christoph.koehler@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 22:47:02 -0600

Do you guys have a time frame for the AE advanced features?

On 2/24/06, Geoffrey Kruse <gkruse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Its almost too bad that the mac book pros moved to atheros.
> I found out today it is the ar 5424 which is -not- supported by our atheros
> driver.  I'm not sure if any of the open source drivers support this chip
> yet...  also, airport active scan does not even work with this chip.
> Geoff
> On Feb 24, 2006, at 9:29 PM, themacuser wrote:
> This was posted before, but thanks for telling us.
> We think it can help with the project - we can use the underlying layer to
> drive the airport extreme card directly (packet injection, anyone?).
> On 25/02/2006, at 10:43 AM, Seth Weissbord wrote:
> Hi all, I don't know if this had already been discussed but some people are
> actually working on an open-source driver for the Broadcom chipset, not sure
> if this can help with the project any, but I'm posting it here in hopes that
> it will. It is also part of the svn repository.
> General notes:
> There are two different versions of the driver. The normal version
> (bcm43xx), which uses the SoftMAC ieee80211 stack and the bcm43xx-dscape
> version, which uses the Devicescape 80211 stack.
> The matching stack is shipped in the all-in-one patch.
> SoftMAC is based on the current in-kernel ieee80211 stack and provides basic
> features plus WEP and WPA-PSK support.
> You may want to use devicescape stack, which already supports more advanced
> features (i.e. full WPA support).
> If you use the dscape stack, make sure you read
> Documentation/networking/bcm43xx-d80211-HOWTO.txt .
> http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/
> Seth

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