[support-gang] switching libertas driver into AP mode in XO-1.75?

George Hunt 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
wiki somewhere.

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
> http://quozl.linux.org.au/
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