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It's Early Days for 802.11n and Linux

Aug 22, 2007, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Since our previous peek at the state of wireless networking in Linux, which is moving forward in an excellent fashion, the new unified Linux wireless stack (mac80211) has been accepted into the mainline 2.6.22 kernel. This is the new common base for all Linux wireless drivers. There are no drivers yet that use mac80211, but inclusion in the kernel is a huge step forward. Linux developers are hard at work porting old drivers and writing new ones, and this should attract participation from additional developers who now have a nice unified wireless networking stack to build on, instead of the previous mish-mash.

"Another important milestone is the legal ruling that clears the way to use OpenHAL for Atheros-based wireless chipsets..."

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