Netgear WG311v3 - Marvell 88w8355 "Libertas"

Julian Calaby julian.calaby at
Sun Mar 2 23:06:34 EST 2008

On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 11:55 AM, Dan Williams <dcbw at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-03-03 at 09:01 +1100, Julian Calaby wrote:
>  > Well, that explains why the "Libertas" parts supported by the current
>  > kernel require firmware and why the ndiswrapper driver I'm using
>  > doesn't.
>  The 8335 still requires firmware.  Lots of the windows drivers embed the
>  firmware into the .sys or .dll files, whereas on Linux embedding
>  firmware into the driver is quite frowned upon.

Yeah, I discovered that the mrv8k driver still requires firmware,
despite there being no actual file in the windows driver that I can
point to as being the firmware image.



Julian Calaby

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