Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of Internal/Candidate80211softmac


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Apr 17, 2006, 8:55:55 PM (15 years ago)
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    11= Summary Info on Current Status for 802.11 softmac Stack =
     2Unmercilessly ripped from [http://softmac.sipsolutions.net/ here].
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     4'''About the SoftMAC'''
     5
     6The ieee80211 softmac layer is intended to be a software MAC layer complementing [http://ieee80211.sf.net/ ieee80211 layer in Linux] with protocol management features that a lot of hardware no longer does but instead hands off to software. It is intended to handle scanning, assocation and similar tasks.
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     8'''Source availability'''
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     10The source code is available in the latest linux kernels, as well as wireless-2.6 and wireless-dev. Some additional patches are [http://softmac.sipsolutions.net/patches/ here].
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     12The old code history is still available with Mercurial [http://softmac.sipsolutions.net/source/ here]
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     14'''SoftMAC API'''
     15 * [http://softmac.sipsolutions.net/Scanning Scanning]
     16 * [http://softmac.sipsolutions.net/Authentication Authentication]
     17 * [http://softmac.sipsolutions.net/Association Association]
     18 * [http://softmac.sipsolutions.net/IO IO]
     19 * [http://softmac.sipsolutions.net/Event_System Event System]
     20 * [http://softmac.sipsolutions.net/WX_Handlers WX Handlers]
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     22
     23'''Related Links'''
     24 Currently, most developers are interested in the Broadcom driver and hang out in `#bcm-specs` on the IRC server sipsolutions.net:6667
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     26'''Mailing List'''
     27 http://lists.sipsolutions.net/listinfo/softmac-dev
     28
     29'''Projects using this layer'''
     30 * [http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/ Broadcom 43xx driver]
     31 * [http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page Ralink rt2x00 driver] has started a softmac branch in their [http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/rt2400/experimental/rt2x00sm/ CVS tree]
     32 * [http://jbnote.free.fr/prism54usb/ Prism54 softmac linux driver] was recently ported to softmac in the [http://gxaafoot.homelinux.org/cgi-bin/archzoom.cgi/jean-baptiste.note%40m4x.org--libre/prism54-usb--devo--0.0 Arch repository]
     33 * [http://zd1211.ath.cx/wiki/DriverRewrite zd1211 rewrite]
     34 * [http://saillard.org/linux/mrv8k/ Marvell Libertas driver]