Wifi not working

Alon Bar-Lev alon.barlev at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 13:36:51 CET 2009


So if I understand correctly, as long as atheos does not release mac80211
driver there is little hope in making the wifi work properly....

And even if they release one, the firmware is unstable and unsupportable.

Well... I am very sad, as it was one of the main peripherals I hoped to use
(except of the GSM).


On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Werner Almesberger <werner at openmoko.org> wrote:
> 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
> AR6001.
>> 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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