[openbeosnetteam] Re: I want to work on porting RALink driver

  • From: Colin Günther <coling@xxxxxx>
  • To: openbeosnetteam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:00:59 +0200

Dhruwat Bhagat schrieb:
Hi Colin,
do you think I could try porting the current freebsd driver for RALink to the current framework you have developed?
At the moment I don't suggest to use any of my work directly, because it is only a prototype.
Would the API exposed to the drivers will be very different when you have developed the Haiku specific wifi stack? I am
The Haiku specific WiFi API will be very different from the FreeBSD one. For example: FreeBSDs WiFi driver interacting very closely with the WiFi stack. The Haiku stack will be more loosely coupled by relying on ioctls.
currently trying to understand your work and the FreeBSD Compatibility layer. I am trying to see if the RALink driver can leverage your port like the Atheros FreeBSD driver does.
As you are going to write an USB wifi driver you would have to enhance the FreeBSD compat layer for USB support.
*From:* Colin Günther <coling@xxxxxx>
*To:* openbeosnetteam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
*Sent:* Monday, July 27, 2009 4:54:15 PM
*Subject:* [openbeosnetteam] Re: I want to work on porting RALink driver

Dhruwat Bhagat schrieb:
> Hi, I have an RALink 2571 based Dlink DWA-110 usb wifi adapter. I want to know if someone has written or is in the process of writing or porting a driver for it. I would like to work on porting an existing driver from another operating system to Haiku. So I want to know anyone else has started working on this task because if not, then I would want to start working on this.
> Cheers,
> Dhruv aka unitedroad
I'm working on writing a Wifi-Stack for Haiku which will also be compatible to the FreeBSD 7.1 WiFi-Stack. There is no code you could base your driver on, but if you have some question about FreeBSD specific WiFi topics, feel free to ask.


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