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Atheros Wifi Driver Prototype Download

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About Atheros Wifi Driver Prototype:

WiFi-card driver (GCC2) for the atheros chipset from FreeBSD without any major changes to its codebase (had to move some interrupt handler code into driver-specific glue code).

The atheros driver should support every atheros chipset, which are supported by the FreeBSD driver (look in the corresponding FreeBSD manpage for more information on supported chipsets).

The driver-binary has a size of 500 KiB, due to compiling the WiFi-stack into a static library and statically linking it and the FreeBSD compat layer with the driver

There are no settings to set to make this driver work. Just put the driver in /home/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/bin and make a symlink to /home/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/dev/net/ath. A reboot could be required to make Haiku recognize the new driver.

To check whether your atheros card gets at least detected by this driver, watch the debug messages during the bootphase or look into the /boot/var/log/syslog file. If you see something like:

Adding entry for IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet mode autoselect autoselect
Adding entry for IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet mode autoselect autoselect <adhoc>
Adding entry for IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet mode autoselect autoselect <hostap>
Adding entry for IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet mode autoselect autoselect <flag0,adhoc>
Adding entry for IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet mode autoselect autoselect <monitor>

you know that your card is detected

To connect to a WLAN make sure that it is an unprotected (no WPE, WPA, WPA2) one that doesn't need a password for login. On my Fritz!Box this is called "unverschl├╝sselten Zugang aktivieren" (activate unencrypted access).

For more information on technical aspects of the hardware used with this driver, surf to the bounty proposal on haikuware and select the "Technical Information" tab.

This driver comes with no support. It is intended for the purpose of gaining knowledge, only.

Designed and ported by Colin Guenther, compiled by Fredrik Modeen

Haiku Wifi port overview


Submitted On:
13 Jul 2009
Submitted By:
Karl vom Dorff (karl)
File Size:
214.49 Kb
Downloads:
843
License:
BSD/MIT
File Version:
0.1
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