Question about MAC access in HostAP

GANNOUNE Lassaad Lassaad.Gannoune
Tue Feb 24 23:22:14 PST 2004

Dear Pavel,

Thanks for your message. I do agree to sign an NDA for the firmware, but I do not understand why it is mandatory to pay a large sums of money for the firmware if it will be used for research and education and not business (i.e., academic environment)? 



-----Original Message-----
From: Pavel Roskin [mailto:proski at] 
Sent: vendredi, 20. f?vrier 2004 07:05
To: GANNOUNE Lassaad
Cc: hostap at
Subject: RE: Question about MAC access in HostAP

On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, GANNOUNE Lassaad wrote:

> Thank you Jouni for your reply. But, do you think that Intersil or Texas
> Instrument or any other vendor will release a firmware that supports
> 802.11e MAC protocol ? If so, have you any interest in implementing HCF
> MAC functions as a driver under Linux?

Intersil has (or had) secondary and tertiary firmware with QoS support,
but it wasn't distributed publicly.  I guess you could contact
GlobespanVirata, maybe they still have it.  Prepare to sign an NDA and pay
large sums of money.

Pavel Roskin

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