Welcome to the official Linux Wireless wiki
This is the main place to get all kind of information about Wireless Networking (currently only IEEE 802.11) on the Linux operating system. This wiki features information for end-users, developers and vendors.
This site covers mostly the new mac80211-based drivers and the mac80211 stack itself along with the new userspace and in-kernel configuration interfaces nl80211 and cfg80211.
This wiki is still being built.
Here's a short list of things that still need to be cleaned up into the categories:
July 31, 2007
The [http://www.softwarefreedom.org Software Freedom Law Center] has published a statement clearing legal uncertainty of the reverse-engineered OpenHAL code used to drive Atheros PCI hardware. This is a significant step in the journey to support Atheros PCI wireless hardware in mainline Linux. [http://www.softwarefreedom.org/news/2007/jul/31/openhal/ Read the full statement here].
July 8, 2007
Linux 2.6.22, released today, features the initial inclusion of [:en/developers/mac80211:mac80211], the upcoming unified Linux wireless stack which will be shared between a number of drivers. No drivers in this kernel release use mac80211, but existing drivers will be ported and new drivers will be added later.
Alongside the usual rounds of driver updates and fixes, the Marvell Libertas 8388 USB-wireless driver was added, which drives the hardware in the [http://www.laptop.org OLPC laptop].
July 6, 2007
The [http://www.softwarefreedom.org Software Freedom Law Center] has released a white paper detailing the implications of the FCC's new Software Defined Radio (SDR) classification on free/open source wireless drivers. This is certainly a step in the right direction, although the FCC's position regarding free/open code remains "more conservative than is necessary". [http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2007/fcc-sdr-whitepaper.html Read the full white paper].
April 17, 2007
We're featured on enterprise networking planet: http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/nethub/article.php/3672491.
February 9, 2007
Intel launches a new site dedicated to their Linux wireless projects – [http://intellinuxwireless.org/ intellinuxwireless.org]. From their site, "Here you can learn about and download the latest development versions of the Linux-based wireless drivers for Intel adapters."