Wireless update (long)

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Sun Apr 2 09:40:25 PDT 2006

Archaic wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 06:46:25PM -0000, lfs at lfs-matrix.net wrote:
>> IMO, madwiki is a major player in the drivers for wireless cards.  The
>> driver works (according to the link below) for many cards from over 50
>> manufacturers:
> Major player or not, it is still a driver that is dependant on the
> person's hardware and if it is mentioned, why not all the others? 50
> manufacturers or not, isn't still just the Atheros chipset? I'm sure the
> prism chipset is still more prevalent. So by your logic, all those
> drivers should be added. A d-link is rather popular nowadays and those
> could use who-knows-what for a chipset (mine is Texas Instruments). IOW,
> where would it stop? That is why I think driver setup should be a
> function of the wiki solely and not the book.

The prism drivers are in the kernel.  Between prisim, other kernel
drivers, and atheros, I think we have the vast majority of of cards covered.

  -- Bruce

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