WiFi testing status

Javi Roman javiroman at kernel-labs.org
Sun Feb 28 06:28:05 EST 2010

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 1:40 AM, Lars-Peter Clausen <lars at metafoo.de> wrote:
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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? ;)
> Hi
> 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

I've just updated the wiki Wi-Fi page
http://en.qi-hardware.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_in_Nanonote with a little bit
more information.

I'm going to focus in this field again, I've got interest already, any
help is wellcome :-),

Javi Roman

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