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The Open Source Solution to Solving Linux Wi-Fi Problem

Sep 11, 2007, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

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"Could this be the badly needed 'fix' that we need in the wireless world with regard to Linux? While it does present a new world of simplicity with getting innovation underway, I do not think this alone is going to help get more wireless vendors on board with the Linux movement anytime soon. Still, the efforts made with OpenHAL and MadWiFi hold out hope for many users out there, especially those of us who are tired of playing 'musical wireless cards,' thanks to the vendors who choose to use those darn Broadcom chipsets.

"What a grand day it will be to see wireless cards purchased at big box stores working without the hassle. Unfortunately, this dream remains a long way off. The bigger problem of vendor acceptance that Linux users are here and would potentially make up a nice sized niche market should these vendors choose to wake up and smell reality..."

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