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Theo de Raadt writes to misc@ :
We are happy to announce that Ralink has given us documentation so that we could rapidly develop a USB 2.0 driver for the Ralink RT2670 802.11 a/b/g chipset. Thanks Ralink!
This new driver is the ural(4) driver. It is split from the ral(4) driver for the moment because we are tight on time before the release.
While the driver is still early in developemnt, and perhaps not fully functional for all modes, it will ship in OpenBSD 3.7.
In recent months Ralink PCI/Mini-PCI/Cardbus and USB devices have been aggressively taking over the market from other established leaders -- we expect our users to find them in all the stores soon.an (4) - Aironet Communications 4500/4800 IEEE 802.11FH/b wireless
network ath (4) - Atheros IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless network
atu (4) - Atmel AT76C50x USB IEEE 802.11b wireless network
atw (4) - ADMtek ADM8211 IEEE 802.11b wireless network
awi (4) - BayStack 650 IEEE 802.11FH PCMCIA wireless network
ipw (4) - Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 IEEE 802.11b wireless network
iwi (4) - Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG/2225BG/2915ABG IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless network
ral (4) - Ralink Technology RT2500 IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless network
ray (4) - Raytheon Raylink/WebGear Aviator IEEE 802.11FH wireless network
rln (4) - Proxim RangeLAN2 IEEE 802.11b wireless network
rtw (4) - Realtek 8180 IEEE 802.11b wireless network
ural (4) - Ralink Technology RT2570 USB IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless network
wi (4) - WaveLAN/IEEE, PRISM 2-3, and Spectrum24 IEEE 802.11b wireless network
There are not very many major vendors left. Just a few closed ones (TI ACX100/111, Connexant PrismGT, Broadcom crud). Again, feel free to drop them a note -- they love your mail.
Hopefully we can also get documentation on the new 802.11a/b/g Realtek that has just shown up on the market.
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