Netgear WG311v3 - Marvell 88w8355 "Libertas"
dcbw at redhat.com
Mon Mar 3 10:28:37 EST 2008
On Mon, 2008-03-03 at 15:06 +1100, Julian Calaby wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 11:55 AM, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> 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.
It's likely embedded into the sys file, try:
to extract the firmware from a supported driver file. At least one
versoin of WG311v3 driver seems to be supported there ("NETGEAR
WG311v3", "126.96.36.199") for extracting the firmware from.
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