Is there a PCI based 802.11b device driver for ppc linux?

Jim Thompson jim at SmallWorks.COM
Sat Aug 18 12:20:22 EST 2001

Philip Decker writes:
 > If Liu plans to use a mini-PCI 802.11b radio, and that radio is based on
 > Prism 2.5, and it uses the ISL3874 MAC/BBP (which interfaces directly to the
 > PCI Bus), then there is no Linux driver yet (that I'm aware of).

Working on it.  (Yes, on PowerPC.)

 > On the other hand, if his mini PCI radio is Prism II, or Prism 2.5 but using
 > the ISL3873 MAC/BBP, then that radio contains a PCI to PCMCIA bridge and the
 > existing Linux drivers will work.
 > I don't know about Linux drivers for Agere/Lucent Orinoco/WaveLAN mini-PCI
 > radio.
 > If Liu's question had nothing to do with mini-PCI radios then, in the
 > immortal words of E. Litella, "Never mind".

(non-mini) PCI Prism 2.5 cards exist too.  :-)


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