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authorJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2009-01-30 19:34:40 (GMT)
committerJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2009-02-08 10:28:06 (GMT)
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Add comments on the new Broadcom driver not using driver_broadcom.c
The newer Broadcom driver ("hybrid Linux driver") supports Linux wireless extensions and does not need (or even work) with the old driver wrapper. (cherry picked from commit 1c5aeef0c28c113a3643f6a50d0508f6f65c431a)
Diffstat (limited to 'wpa_supplicant')
-rw-r--r--wpa_supplicant/README7
-rw-r--r--wpa_supplicant/defconfig5
2 files changed, 9 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/wpa_supplicant/README b/wpa_supplicant/README
index 778b0ba..2b94c23 100644
--- a/wpa_supplicant/README
+++ b/wpa_supplicant/README
@@ -166,7 +166,7 @@ Current hardware/software requirements:
Linux ndiswrapper (http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/) with
Windows NDIS driver.
- Broadcom wl.o driver
+ Broadcom wl.o driver (old version only)
This is a generic Linux driver for Broadcom IEEE 802.11a/g cards.
However, it is proprietary driver that is not publicly available
except for couple of exceptions, mainly Broadcom-based APs/wireless
@@ -176,7 +176,10 @@ Current hardware/software requirements:
the needed header file, wlioctl.h, for compiling wpa_supplicant.
This driver support in wpa_supplicant is expected to work also with
other devices based on Broadcom driver (assuming the driver includes
- client mode support).
+ client mode support). Please note that the newer Broadcom driver
+ ("hybrid Linux driver") supports Linux wireless extensions and does
+ not need (or even work) with the specific driver wrapper. Use -Dwext
+ with that driver.
Intel ipw2100 driver
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/ipw2100/)
diff --git a/wpa_supplicant/defconfig b/wpa_supplicant/defconfig
index a623736..2c66f9c 100644
--- a/wpa_supplicant/defconfig
+++ b/wpa_supplicant/defconfig
@@ -65,7 +65,10 @@ CONFIG_DRIVER_HOSTAP=y
# Driver interface for Atmel driver
CONFIG_DRIVER_ATMEL=y
-# Driver interface for Broadcom driver
+# Driver interface for old Broadcom driver
+# Please note that the newer Broadcom driver ("hybrid Linux driver") supports
+# Linux wireless extensions and does not need (or even work) with the old
+# driver wrapper. Use CONFIG_DRIVER_WEXT=y with that driver.
#CONFIG_DRIVER_BROADCOM=y
# Example path for wlioctl.h; change to match your configuration
#CFLAGS += -I/opt/WRT54GS/release/src/include