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Re: Linux driver for Airport Extreme

Jack Malmostoso wrote:

>Hello there list,
>I don't know if it has been mentioned, but looks like there is a project
>for an OSS driver for Airport Extreme:
>It looks quite tricky yet, and i don't have an AE to toy with, so if
>anybody has maybe he/she could try.
I tried this driver, it not works yet

[...This driver does not work, yet! If you are not a kernel hacker, go
away and come back later, when this notice is removed, please...]

anyway this is my test

Linux version 2.6.14-rc4 (vanilla)

ibook:~# modprobe bcm430x

ibook:~# iwconfig eth1
eth1      IEEE 802.11a/b/  Mode:Managed  Bit Rate:6 Mb/s
          Encryption key:off

ibook:~# ifconfig eth1 up

ibook:~# ifconfig eth1
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:51:7A:22:A7
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:52 Base address:0xc000

ibook:~# iwconfig eth1 essid any
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.

Alessandro De Zorzi

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