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Rt2x00 Project for Wireless Nearing Success

Apr 28, 2008, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"If you use wireless networking in GNU/Linux with native drivers, then chances are that you benefit from work done by the Rt2x00 project. You may use the MadWifi Atheros drivers with OpenHal, or drivers for the Realtek RTL8180 chipset, but most likely you use one of the drivers developed by the Rt2x00 for Ralink chipsets. In the nearly four years since the project began, its work has moved from having a reputation for bugginess to the point where some of its drivers are now part of the latest Linux kernels. Recently, Linux.com talked to three of the lead developers on the project about where Rt2x00 has been and where it is going.

"The project exists because of Ralink's decision in 2004 to release its Linux drivers for the Rt2400 chipset rather than maintain them itself..."

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