Subject: Re: Driver development for PRISM GT chipset
To: Alex <>
From: Michael Hertrick <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/09/2004 14:03:03
Alex wrote:

>A 1.6.2-release kernel prints out this message when plugging in a Netgear WG
>511 (IEEE 802.11g) card:
>   Intersil, ISL 3890. -, - Intersil product 0x3890 (miscellaneous network, 
>   revision 0x01) at cardbus0 dev 0 function 0 not configured.

The only Intersil driver I'm aware of is for 802.11b.  I don't remember 
ever seeing a PRISM GT driver.

>Is there driver development ongoing for the PRISM GT wireless lan chipset?
>I'd like to use it and as I'm
>developing software for several year now (Win32 and VxWorks) I could either
>start writing the driver by
>myself or assist someone who already started with the work.

Good luck...  many of the transceivers used on 'a' or 'g' cards are very 
versatile, which means if someone had the specs required to write a 
driver they might be able to use the card to broadcast on illegal bands, 
eavesdrop on private bands, or even increase power output beyond legal 
limits.  So, they don't just hand the specs out to anyone.

If you'd like to put your coding skills to work, how about an 
ndis-wrapper LKM for NetBSD?  e-mail me directly for more information 
and how you could help... it's a sss-lll-ooo-www work in progress.