Newbie needs help -- Hermes II driver on Linux PPC

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Apr 11 11:09:00 PDT 2004

On Sun, Apr 11, 2004 at 01:30:31PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:

> It seems Agere didn't leave any contact information either in the driver
> or on the webpage.

Not having a clear email address to use for Linux driver specific
question is of course unfortunate, but they do actually have a section
about contacting their techinical support in the README file. This seems
to be quite similar to their Windows driver package. I have never tried
to use their technical support, so I do not know how easy it would be to
get an answer. The person that started this thread should probably try
that route first to get support for this driver.

> Also, it would be polite of them to post a notice to this list that they
> are going to distribute hostap with their driver, just in case some users
> of their driver start asking questions about the modified hostap sources.
> Somebody should call Agere and tell them that they are wrong.  Providing
> no support is one thing, being unclear about it is another.

I was aware that they were working with wpa_supplicant well in advance
of their driver release. As far as I know, there are no modifications
in the wpa_supplicant except for adding support for a new driver
interface (driver_hermes.c).

Even though this is far from perfect support, I'm pleased to see that
they are making an "officially released and supported" Linux driver for
their chipset and are even starting to including support for new
features, like WPA.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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