Re: motherboards for diskless nodes
Indeed. We also investigated the opensource ndis wrapper solutions for
binaries to little avail. Maybe that's why Prism 2 and Atheros (MAD-wifi)
support is getting progressively more open; manufacturers are starting to
position themselves for something new... (MIMO? WiMax?)
Of course, the Prism 2 chip set is getting pretty old and
hoary. Globespan Virata has really moved on to newer higher integration
chipsets, and which are harder to get useful information about...
Marketing & manufacturing oriented NDAs tend not to be compatible with
opensource driver development.
James Lux, P.E.
Spacecraft Radio Frequency Subsystems Group
Flight Communications Systems Section
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 161-213
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena CA 91109