Staging tree status for the .32 kernel merge
s.L-H at gmx.de
Thu Sep 3 05:48:43 PDT 2009
On Thursday 03 September 2009, Johannes Berg wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> > - at76_usb wireless driver. Again, no one working on it, it
> > will be dropped in .33.
> There's at76c...something...-usb now, with a situation similar to the
> ar9170/otus one.
at76c50x-usb, the mac80211 port of at76_usb, has been merged mainline in
2.6.30, it works well on two at76c503a devices for me.
Performance and features are comparable (there were WPA patches around,
CCMP for at76c505 devices only, but due to stability issues with the newer
firmware, they weren't merged in staging or at76c50x-usb); both drivers
sport an identical device coverage. The 802.11b chipsets themselves are
no longer in production, but were rather common (also in handhelds) around
6-9 years ago. In their current state, at76_usb and at76c50x-usb are
restricted to WEP64/ 128 or unencrypted networks and work equally well
(at76c50x-usb without the strange quirks that happen with at76_usb).
AT76C503A specification summary:
AT76C505 specification summary:
 Original WPA patches:
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