Better Wi-Fi on the Linux Horizon - page 3
The Coming Alphabet of 802.11You'll find lists at LinuxWireless.org/en/users. Vendors such as Ralink, Realtek, Atmel, Broadcom, Intel, Texas Instruments, and Intersil are represented here. A notable omission is Atheros, because of the binary regulatory blob problem and other issues. But even here, according to Mr. Linville, there is hope of working out the various issues and bringing Atheros devices on board as well.
- Linux Wireless.org, home of the new Linux WLAN
- ieee80211 subsystem for Linux
- ieee80211 softmac layer
- New Linux WLAN subsystem integrated into mm kernel tree
- Nice Wikipedia article on IEEE 802.11
- OpenBSD: wpi, A Blob Free Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Driver
- Feature: OpenBSD Works To Open Wireless Chipsets. You can always count on Theo de Raadt for plain talk- "But the cost savings demanded by chip-packaging companies... eventually pushed the vendors to remove that flash. Saved them about 10 cents, maybe."
- the old wireless extensions for Linux
- Access for All Wi-Fi Devices
This article originally appeared on Enterprise Networking Planet, a JupiterWeb site.