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[RFC] Package for orinoco (airport) drivers with scanning support

I have prepared a kernel source package for the orinoco driver from
upstream CVS. In upstream CVS [1], Moustafa Youssef scanning support has
been merged among other improvements.

You can find the package 'orinoco-cvs-module-src' at:


It's a kernel source package so is intented to be used with
kernel-package. If you build your own kernel with make-kpkg, you can
build a orinoco drivers package with the following commands:

~$ cd /usr/src
~$ tar -xvzf orinoco-cvs.tar.gz
~$ cd path_to_the_kernel_tree
~$ make-kpkg modules_image
~$ cd ..
~$ ls orinoco-cvs*.deb

I have only tested it with 2.6 kernels but I suspect it works with 2.4
kernels too.

With this enhanced orinoco (airport) driver you can scan for available
wlans with the following command:

~$ iwlist eth1 scan

If you have an essid set, you will see only this wlan. If you want to
see all available wlans, you should temporarily unset your essid
(iwconfig eth1 essid any). 
I personnaly use the scanning feature to connect to a known wlan
automatically (using my modest ethernetd daemon [2]).

Feedback welcome,

Note: I used Michel Dänzer drm-trunk-module-src as a model for this

[1] http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/orinoco/
[2] http://cattlegrid.net/ethernetd/

Christophe Barbé <christophe.barbe@ufies.org>
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