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

From: vda
Date: Wed Mar 10 2004 - 03:29:21 EST

On Tuesday 09 March 2004 23:12, Dax Kelson wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 13:24, James Ketrenos wrote:
> > I am pleased to announce the launch of an open source development project
> > for the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 miniPCI network adapter. The project has
> > been created and is hosted at
> I applaud Intel for starting to plug this major hole. This looks
> promising.
> I took a look at the website and see the GPL driver and the closed
> firmware.
> 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!

/me is slowly getting mad about his prism54 11g hardware
and its firmware, with neither firmware authors nor documentation
for this pile of silicon crap nowhere in sight

What's so cool about having binary firmware? Bugs are bugs,
and you won't be able to even see bugs, less fix, in it.
I don't like being at the mercy of firmware authors.
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