From: Jouni Malinen (jkmaline_at_cc.hut.fi)
Date: 2002-04-21 17:39:23 UTC
A new version of Prism2 Host AP driver was just released and it is now available from http://people.ssh.com/jkm/Prism2/
Note! Driver structure and file names have changed since last release. This requires some manual changes during upgrade - check ChangeLog for more information.
This version includes support for new hardware versions: Prism2.5 cards using native PCI cards and PC Cards in PLX9052-based PCI adapters. Since this version has not been thoroughly tested with different PCI/PLX models, I would call this an experimental release. If you happen to have any problems with it, I would really appreciate hearing about them. Please, include full description of the WLAN card model, firmware versions, and host computer to possible reports.
PLX version of the driver includes a list of known manufacturer IDs for Prism2/2.5 cards. This list is not complete, so please let me know if you have a Prism2/2.5-based WLAN card that works with the driver, but is not yet listed in PLX version (or hostap_cs.conf). Please, include information about card manufacturer and model in addition to manufacturer IDs.
Thanks to Adam Megacz and Janåke Rönnblom, I now have PLX and PCI cards to test the driver. This has been very helpful in getting the PLX/PCI changes merged into the driver. I haven't yet tested with more than one PCI card in one host, but thanks to Alessandro (@server.mycity.it), I should soon be able to do this.
I would especially like to thank Reyk Floeter and Andy Warner for driver patches to add Prism2.5 PCI support and James (@madingley.org) for PLX support. I have modified the driver structure quite a bit, but these patches as well as both linux-wlan-ng and orinoco_cs drivers have been very helpful in adding support for the new hardware versions. In addition, I thank also those who tested a pre-release version of the driver and provided useful feedback for getting PCI/PLX support into working condition.
-- Jouni Malinen PGP id EFC895FA