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Re: Wireless support

From: Thomas Bushnell BSG
Subject: Re: Wireless support
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 12:14:14 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Matheus Morais <matheus.morais@gmail.com> writes:

>    There exist support to run wireless cards in Hurd? If no, its possible
>    (with the currently workable system) design that kind of device driver
>    to Hurd? Its already exists a lot of workable drivers in GNU/Linux and
>    FreeBSD, its possible port them to work on Hurd?

There is no particular difficulty; wireless cards look just like
ordinary ethernet to all the higher-level stuff.

However, I do not think gnumach has support for any.  There is also no
infrastructure for the special wireless things you might need to do
(like setting an ESSID and such).

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