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Welcome to the official Linux Wireless wiki

This is the main source of Documentation for the Linux wireless (IEEE-802.11) subsystem. This wiki features information for end-users, developers and vendors.

This site covers all the new 802.11 drivers, the new core mac80211 and cfg80211 components along with the new userspace and in-kernel nl80211 configuration interface. New nl80211 userspace applications are also documented.

If you want to keep track of the latest updates to these pages, please refer to our RecentChanges page or get it through RSS.


July 22, 2011

With a little delay, Linus released 3.0. Besides numbering change, this version contains some interesting wireless changes :)

  • ar9170usb: remove driver (replaced by carl9170)
  • ath6kl: add support for AR6003 v2.1.1
  • ath9k_htc: add AP and P2P modes
  • ath9k_hw: support for AR9340
  • b43: fix DMA problems on some LP-PHY cards
  • iwlagn: fix performance regression since 2.6.35 (use cts-to-self protection)
  • iwlagn: support for new 105 series devices
  • rt2860sta: remove driver (replaced by mainline rt2800pci)
  • rt2870sta: remove driver (replaced by mainline rt2800usb)
  • rt2x00: Initial support for RT5370 USB devices
  • rt2x00: Enable support for RT53xx PCI devices by default
  • rt2x00: RT33xx device support is no longer experimental
  • rtlwifi: support for RTL8192SE chips added

May 19, 2011

Kernel 2.6.39 has been released with following important wireless changes:

  • b43: support for OFDM rates on N-PHYs (11M is not a limit anymore)
  • iwlagn: support for 2000 series devices
  • iwlwifi: fix "Received BA when not expected" regression
  • iwlwifi: fix injection on HT channels
  • rt2x00: very experimental support for RT5390 devices
  • rt2x00: fix hw crypto for WPA TKIP (Michael MIC failures)
  • rtl8192cu: new driver
  • zd1211rw: support for AP mode

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