The 2.6.24 kernel includes the new ath5k module which can open up a huge class of extra wireless support in D-I. I've taken a first look at what's needed to support it. Especially as I happen to own one :-) So far it has not yet been added to kernel-wedge. Adding the module itself is trivial, but the driver will fail to initialize correctly unless the following crypto modules are also available: arc4, ecb; ecb depends on blkcipher. These could of course be added to crypto-modules and nic-wireless-modules made dependent on that, but that would mean including ~140kB in crypto modules in netboot initrds, while the actually needed modules are only ~15kB in total. So, instead I suggest we create crypto-core-modules to contain these and have both crypto-modules and nic-wireless-modules depend on that. Problem with that is that arc4 and ecb are not actually very "core"... Alternative could be to have just blkcipher (~ 8kB) in crypto-core-modules and then have just add arc4 and ecb to nic-wireless-modules as these don't seem to be needed for other things. However this would not work in the long run if there are other wireless drivers/implementations that require other crypto modules that are also used for encrypted file systems. After solving that issue, I got the following for NIC selection: eth0: Intel Pro/100 Ethernet Controller wmaster: Atheros AR5212/AR5213 Multiprotocol MAC/baseband processor wlan0: Atheros AR5212/AR5213 Multiprotocol MAC/baseband processor (wireless) The first is my wired interface. AFAICT the second could/should be suppressed by netcfg. The third is the actual wireless NIC. I'm used to it being called ath0 (as that's what the madwifi driver used), but wlan0 does seem to be the correct new name. I could not test further as I don't have a wireless router myself. Cheers, FJP
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