Saturday, October 05, 2002
Well, good news on the wireless front. After several posts to the ports-sparc mailing list for netbsd, and almost a full week of trying new kernel options (building a kernel on the Classic takes a good couple of hours), I do have the 200mW card working in the Sparc Classic and I'm going through testing it. The bad news, unfortunately, is that NetBSD's wireless driver and config utilities do not yet support host AP mode (ie acting as an access point). So I'm working on getting it tested and waiting to see if some improvements to the driver for the sparc "nell" sbus->pcmcia are ready soon, apparently since NetBSD 1.6 a number of improvements to the 802.11 drivers including hostAP support have been rolled in, so I will probably set myself up to use nightly kernel builds soon. Should be interesting to say the least.
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