NewsForge: DriverLoader and NDISWrapper Gift-Wrap Your Wireless Windows Devices
Nov 23, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)
" Most wireless network interface cards (NICs) lack a bundled
Linux driver, but of course they come with a Windows driver. Some
open source community developers, on their own time, study the
product specifications and create their own drivers, and allow the
community to use and develop them further. But some popular chipset
vendors don't release their specifications, making it impossible
for their device to work for the Linux community. End of the line?
"Linuxant's DriverLoader is a 'compatibility wrapper' that
allows Linux users to run the standard Windows NDIS driver shipped
by the card's vendor..."