Wifi not working

Werner Almesberger werner at openmoko.org
Tue Mar 10 13:22:41 CET 2009

Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
> Hmmm... so who is maintaining the driver now?

It's still being maintaind inside Atheros but AFAIK, that work would
only be useful for us if we could also upgrade the firmware. At the
moment, we can't (not even inside Openmoko). It's uncertain if we
will ever be able to do so in the future.

> If it will not be part of linuxwireless.org many more issues are expected.

Obviously ... :-(

> Is there any commitment by atheos to reach a working state?

Atheros have indicated that they're working on a MAC80211-based
driver, but it's not certain if it will also be available for the

> BTW: Why can't we all discuss this on the bug tracker? Is the policy of
> not allowing people to interact with pre-opened bugs is intentional?

Not everything we do is motivated by some sinister motives ;-)
I actually like mail much better than fragile Web interfaces, so
you won't see me drag a discussion into trac :)

- Werner

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