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authorJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2009-01-30 19:34:40 (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.
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@@ -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/)