GTA02 802.11 driver status
sameo at openedhand.com
Wed Feb 6 00:51:29 CET 2008
On Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 11:30:44PM +0000, Andy Green wrote:
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> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> > Hi,
> > Some quick update about our GTA02 wifi driver...
> > Over the past weeks, we've been working to support the latest 2.0.x.x
> > firmwares from Atheros and to stabilize this code.
> > After messing with pretty nasty bugs, here is the current status:
> > - We do support Atheros 2.0.x.x firmwares.
> > - Through the standard wext wpa_supplicant driver, we can establish
> > open, WEP and WPA links.
> > - The driver has been going through many tests over all of the above
> > mentioned networks, and it seems to run fine on each and everyone of
> > them (SSH, HTTP, FTP and iperf tests).
> > - Although not comparable with your desktop 802.11 performances, iperf
> > tests give pretty good throughput results, the lowest one being a
> > 7 Mbits/s for a TCP server iperf test.
> > That's all for now, please let me know if you have further questions.
> Hi Sameo -
> Sounds great.
> - What's the situation for performing a firmware upgrade through the
Not supported at the moment. The tools needed for that are in Atheros
hands, and I think OpenMoko is trying to have them release those tools.
Most likely those discussions involve legal issues, so I can't comment
further on that matter.
> - How about Monitor mode?
> - And packet injection?
I'd have to look at those 2.
For Monitor mode, I need to check if the firmware supports it.
For packet injection, how is that done by other drivers ? Raw
sockets, I guess, but probably some sort of firmware support as well,
> BTW the locking BUG()s on boot are definitely gone here.
> - -Andy
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