Subject: Re: Driver development for PRISM GT chipset
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.org>
From: David Young <email@example.com>
Date: 03/09/2004 22:16:57
On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 02:03:03PM -0500, Michael Hertrick wrote:
> >Is there driver development ongoing for the PRISM GT wireless lan chipset?
> 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.
I think most of those concerns are limited to the 'a' radios. You know
that there are already open-source Prism GT sources for Linux? I know
someone who had started a NetBSD driver, but stopped; I will see if they
have anything to share.
David Young OJC Technologies
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