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Linux releases a cleaner, tighter kernel 2.6.22

Jul 10, 2007, 12:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"As Torvalds writes in the changelog, "For too many years, Linux wireless support has worked, but not very well. 2.6.22 has a completely new, better wireless stack included. This new wireless stack has been donated by the known Wi-Fi specialist company Devicescape.

"This new wireless stack includes a complete software MAC (Media Access Control ) implementation, WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access), a 'link-layer' bridging module, hostapd, QoS (Quality of Service) support to prioritize things like VOIP (voice over IP), 802.11g support and full debug capabilities.

"All of this comes in a single implementation that drivers can use without rewriting those features themselves, which sadly has been done multiple times in the Linux Wi-Fi world," Torvalds wrote."

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