Mesh Networking Interoperability
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sat Mar 17 05:15:55 EDT 2007
> Right; that's the problem. I doubt it would work on those distros
> without a lot of work. Basically, if you want an XO mesh
> interoperable device that's _not_ using the Marvell Libertas 8388
> chipset, you need full access to the driver source, and if the device
> is a fullmac chip, the firmware sources too. I'd imagine most softmac
> cards would be much easier to deal with because the smarts are in the
> driver, not the firmware.
Frys/Outpost.com has the Linksys WRT54GL for $60. It has a Broadcom
BCM2050KWL. (I think. That's from the web with nothing in hand to verify
but I haven't found any conflicting opinions either.)
Broadcom's press release (2002) says it's a 802.11a/b chipset
Broadcom has a long track record of being very not-open with specs so I'm
more than a bit suspicious.
I pulled over the tar file from Linksys but haven't found the sources for the
driver yet. Probably I got the wrong tar file.
Is that driver open enough to make this sort of hacking possible? Is there a
box at a similar pricepoint that uses a more open chipset?
These are my opinions, not necessarily my employer's. I hate spam.
More information about the Devel