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Re: Which Kernel for Airport Support?

On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 07:49:41PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 05:49:32PM +0000, Ben Hill wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 12:46 -0500, Barry Hawkins wrote: 
> > > The critical issue is your hardware rather than the kernel version;
> > > support for AirPort goes way back with the kernel, particularly the
> > > Debian kernels.  As mentioned before, AirPort Extreme is a no-go thanks
> > 
> > It is an Airport Extreme unfortunately - looks like I'm SOL...
> Well ... you can either reverse engineer the mac os x driver, or run it under
> emulation of some kind. The other idea would be to do our own airport extreme
> replacement, using the ralink chip(9with GPLed drivers) but that needs some
> work yet.

It's might be easier and better to make a 'strange airport extreme' to
mini-PCI adapter so you can use any cheap available mini PCI card. This
saves you hassle with RF certifications, obsolete chips etc. It also
lets people decide which chipset they want. It's probably easier to
design as well as you don't have to bother with the RF part.


Peter (p2).

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