[clug] Broadcom 4306-based Airport adapter.

Francis Whittle fudje at phreaker.net
Tue Dec 14 07:48:27 GMT 2004

Yeah, there's actually a couple of them out there - Apparently Broadcom
have some kind of SDK for MIPS hardware router manufacturers... with a
MIPS binary driver.  The Linksys is one of them.

People are working on free drivers?  Awesome.

>From what I've read, using NDISwrapper around the Windows drivers under
qemu work relatively well.  Personally, I'd prefer something that
wrapped around the Darwin drivers (It uses ELF right?  Shouldn't be too
hard, just do a little kernel adaption?  Right?)

Love your WOTD.

	- Francis

On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 01:28 +1100, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 11, 2004 at 08:57:39AM +1100, Brett Worth said
> > On Sat, Dec 11, 2004 at 01:52:30AM +1100, Francis Whittle wrote:
> > 
> > > I just bought a brand-spanking-new 15" Powerbook G4.  The Airport
> > > adapter is not based on the Orinoco chipset, but a Broadcom 4306.  Has
> > > anyone had any success on getting one of these working with Linux 
> > 
> > I gave up and bought a PCMCIA card.  The stupid thing is that this chipset
> > is used in an ADSL router (I forget the brand) that runs Linux so there's
> > drivers written.  The people involved are glad to USE opensource but wont
> > contribute.
> Linksys's wrt54g thingies have binary-only mips drivers for this
> chipset, apparently.  There is some work on coming up with Free drivers
> that might bear fruit in the next couple of months.
> -rob
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