802.11g/GPRS broadcom cardbus

Bill Paul wpaul at FreeBSD.ORG
Tue Jun 8 22:57:32 GMT 2004

> On Mon, 07 Jun 2004, Bill Paul wrote:
> > >    We have not tested the ndis part yet.
> > 
> > I hope you will soon. :)
>    I won't have the opportunity to try it in the next few days i'm
>    afraid. I'll let you know.
>    Beyond that, i see a big problem arising: it seems that Vodafone hot
>    spots require EAP-SIM authentications. I remember that sam@ has
>    work in the pipe to have xsupplicant work, but whether of not it will
>    permit to use eap-sim I have no idea. But this is another story ...

Based on the PCI ID info you supplied, the 802.11g portion of the
card should "just work" with the NDISulator. The PCI ID for the wireless
NIC portion of the card is 0x4320, which is different from the serial
port function, so if_ndis_pci.c won't collide with the sio driver.
Getting EAP-SIM authentication to work with Vodaphone is a whole other
issue, but if you just want to use the card with a normal AP or an ad-hoc
net, it should be fine. (I can't imagine they've done anything to lock the
NIC to their own 802.11 networks.)


-Bill Paul            (510) 749-2329 | Senior Engineer, Master of Unix-Fu
                 wpaul at windriver.com | Wind River Systems
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