Re: Wifi basics documents

From: Arend van Spriel
Date: Fri Feb 08 2013 - 03:40:13 EST

On 02/08/2013 07:55 AM, Onteddu Slreddy wrote:
> Hello All,
> I recently joined this group the group.
> Can anybody suggest me places where I can get Documents which will explain
> wifi Architecture in brief i would like to know details like
> In Linux for embedded systems:
> What is the software architecture for wifi
> What are each folders in kernel/net and kernel/drivers/net refer to
> What is wpa_supplicant how to know which version I have to use
> How to get familiar with words like nl802.11, mac802.11, wext,
> copat-wireless, compatwireless-openmac
> If I have to add a new chip driver what are the checklist points i
> have to see
> My Quesitions may be basic kindly bare with me
> If any body have self prepared documents that will be great help for me

802.11 is a IEEE standard that is freely available for download.
Regarding Linux architecture and infrastructure there is a lot of
information to be found on


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