Re: [Announce] Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 802.11b driver

From: James Ketrenos
Date: Tue Mar 09 2004 - 21:48:39 EST

Dax Kelson wrote:

Is it is really *firmware*, in that it loads and executes purely within
the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 itself and not in the linux kernel on the
main CPU? If so, bravo!

Yes, it is really firmware. It is loaded from disk as a block of data and passed to the card. The system CPU doesn't execute anything out of the firmware, nor does the firmware know anything about the kernel.

Does a similar effort exist for the upcoming Sonoma 802.11a/b/g
component? Will Linux support be available for Sonoma at launch?

It is our intention to support a/b/g WLAN with a driver for Linux, but details are being worked out so we have no dates or commitment at this time.

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