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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? No way.

"Linuxant's DriverLoader is a 'compatibility wrapper' that allows Linux users to run the standard Windows NDIS driver shipped by the card's vendor..."

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