WiFi testing status
lars at metafoo.de
Sat Feb 27 19:40:35 EST 2010
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Ron K. Jeffries wrote:
> This list has been very quiet regarding status
> of the microSD WiFi device that is being tested
> with Ben Nanonote.
> I remember an email that was sent using the WiFi,
> I asked what the distance was, (pretty good actually).
> How many developers have the WiFi card, and what are
> the next steps if any?
> The ability to add WiFi to Nanonote would obviously
> yield very happy results in terms of sales.
> Is this the elephant in the room we are all ignoring? ;)
Well, we do have the driver source which was dumped by Renesas
KeyStream. It works quite well, as in you can use it to go online.
Actually, once when my laptops wifi card couldn't - for whatever
reason - see the hotspot i wanted to connect to, I routed the traffic
through my nanonote :)
But the driver has some issues which could/should be fixed. Javi
showed interest in past in doing so, but hasn't happened much since
then. One problem that still exits is lack of documentation so if the
card behaves unexpected we can't be sure what to do to behave
properly. Everything is just guesswork based on the existing code.
- - Lars
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