Some vendors refuses to release specs or even a binary Linux driver for their WLAN cards. ndiswrapper tries to solve this by making a kernel module that can load Ndis (Windows network driver API) drivers. The goal is not to implement all of the Ndis API, but to implement the functions needed to get cards without Linux drivers to work.
|Tags||Operating System Kernels Linux|
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Release Notes: Support for the NX (no-execute) bit. The 64-bit Broadcom driver works with HIGHMEM. An I/O manager layer has been implemented. There are many bugfixes.
Release Notes: This release re-implements spinlocks for SMP machines, and adds some fixes for Marvell, Centrino, and Broadcom drivers.
Release Notes: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is supported with both AES/CCMP and TKIP encryption. Support for the RT2400/RT2500 chipset was added. The usual bunch of bugfixes were made.
Release Notes: Support for 802.1x (multiple WEP keys) and additional chipsets and cards, and many bugfixes to scanning, shared memory allocation, timers, IRQs, spinlocks, memory allocation, and serialized drivers.