Hillier, Gernot wrote:
> If there's nothing available yet: is this a huge task or something which a 
> more-or-less-kernel-newbie with an absolute lack of WLAN knowledge could dig 
> into in a reasonable time frame? Any pointers?

Up until recently, the biggest thing holding this functionality back has 
been that the stack (ieee80211 & softmac) does not support ad-hoc mode. 
Implementing support here is a relatively large thing.

However, Michael Wu has now ported the driver to the devicescape d80211 
stack, which has stack-level support for ad-hoc, master mode, etc. The 
next step is to add the required code to the d80211 port of zd1211rw to 
support this, and this isn't really a big job because the code in the 
vendor driver can be examined.

The d80211 stack (and zd1211rw port) is being kept in wireless-dev.git 
on kernel.org for inclusion in mainline Linux sometime in the next few 
months.

Daniel


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