[support-gang] switching libertas driver into AP mode in XO-1.75?
georgejhunt at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 05:51:56 EDT 2013
Thanks James for the complete picture. I'll try to make sure that we
preserve the essentials of your information about the libertas driver in a
It does seem reasonable to avoid support headaches whenever possible,
especially when the interface to an external AP is so well defined. The
Australian team has been looking at a tp-link AP which is available on
Amazon for $37.
On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 3:58 AM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 01:48:43AM -0500, Anna wrote:
> > Not sure how it's going to go with all the various wifi dongles out
> > there, because even with "regular Linux" it's always a crapshoot
> > when you buy something. I just happened to hit the wifi dongle
> > lottery with my few odd, cheap purchases.
> Indeed. A USB wifi dongle and Wi-Fi in general is of sufficient
> complexity that creating interoperating firmware and software requires
> a major investment in engineering time, and to then keep that
> combination alive in the face of regular changes by others to
> underlying mechanisms (the kernel USB driver, the kernel networking
> stack, the kernel memory management) ... means that "support" for such
> a dongle will last only for as long as people can still buy one for a
> price that is consistent with value. If a cheaper, faster, or more
> functional dongle becomes available, this threatens the value of the
> original dongle.
> I think the best approach is to publish your crapshoot results early
> and often, along with hardware and software configurations.
> James Cameron
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