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SubjectRe: Wireless support
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On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 13:48 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 09:31 +0300, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> > On Monday 08 August 2005 03:39, Alejandro Bonilla Beeche wrote:
> > > On Sun, 2005-08-07 at 15:22 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > > > Is the Linksys WUSB 54GS wireless adapter (FCCID Q87-WUSB54GS)
> > > > supported?
> > >
> > > Normally, linksys doesn't care much about Linux and they won't even
> > > release info for a driver. Yeah, they have some open info for the WRT's
> > > but the adapters are normally usable with ndiswrapper or Linuxant
> > > driver.
> >
> > The more I read this, the more I think about usefulness of blacklisting
> > ndiswrapper.
>
> What's your reasoning? The technical aspect of the argument is obvious
> (incompatible with 4K stacks) but the political side seems insolvable.
> Wouldn't this leave thousands of users with non working hardware?\

arguably it doesn't really work with ndiswrapper either; only most of
the time (due to windows having a 12kb stack)... and it's effectively a
binary only kernel module.

it also provides a discentive for vendors to provide real linux
drivers....

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