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

Mark S. Mathews mark at
Mon Aug 20 08:42:05 EST 2001

ISL3874 mini-PCI support is in testing and will be released in
linux-wlan-ng later this week.  We're not currently testing on PPC but the
existing code does run on PPC.  Hopefully the mini-PCI support won't break


On Fri, 17 Aug 2001, Jim Thompson wrote:

> 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.  :-)
> Jim


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