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===== Introduction ===== ===== Introduction =====
-[[http://linuxwireless.org/en/users|Linux Wireless]] is //the// source for documentation regarding the entire **Linux Kernel IEEE 802.11 ("wireless") subsystem**. It is a wiki like this one, so feel free to contribute there as well! Everything not OpenWrt specific, belongs there. This page is an exception, as I believe I can provide a better introduction. ;-)+[[http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users|Linux Wireless]] is //the// source for documentation regarding the entire **Linux Kernel IEEE 802.11 ("wireless") subsystem**. It is a wiki like this one, so feel free to contribute there as well! Everything not OpenWrt specific, belongs there. This page is an exception, as I believe I can provide a better introduction. ;-)
  * IEEE 802.**3** is a family of communication protocols comprising [[wp>Physical Layer|Layer 1]] and [[wp>Media Access Control|Layer 2 Sublayer MAC]]   * IEEE 802.**3** is a family of communication protocols comprising [[wp>Physical Layer|Layer 1]] and [[wp>Media Access Control|Layer 2 Sublayer MAC]]
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==== Wireless Modes of Operation ==== ==== Wireless Modes of Operation ====
-→[[http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Documentation/modes|Wireless Modes of Operation]]+→[[http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Documentation/modes|Wireless Modes of Operation]]
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===== Wireless Drivers in OpenWrt ===== ===== Wireless Drivers in OpenWrt =====
Wireless drivers are pulled on a more or less regularly basis from [[http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/linville/wireless-testing.git/|wireless-testing]] and the OpenWrt-patches which are not mainlined yet are adjusted, see e.g. [[https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/36939/trunk|r36939]]. Wireless drivers are pulled on a more or less regularly basis from [[http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/linville/wireless-testing.git/|wireless-testing]] and the OpenWrt-patches which are not mainlined yet are adjusted, see e.g. [[https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/36939/trunk|r36939]].
-The package is called mac80211 in OpenWrt using work of the [[https://backports.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Main_Page|backports]] project, previously called compat-wireless or compat-drivers.+OpenWrt does not use Kernel drivers. The package is called mac80211.
  * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/search?q=mac80211&changeset=on|commits to OpenWrt trunk regarding mac80211]]   * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/search?q=mac80211&changeset=on|commits to OpenWrt trunk regarding mac80211]]
  * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/search?ticket=on&q=mac80211|tickets on mac80211]], better is a custom query in [[wp>Trac]]: e.g. [[https://dev.openwrt.org/query?status=accepted&status=assigned&status=new&status=reopened&description=~mac80211&max=20&order=priority|custom query]]   * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/search?ticket=on&q=mac80211|tickets on mac80211]], better is a custom query in [[wp>Trac]]: e.g. [[https://dev.openwrt.org/query?status=accepted&status=assigned&status=new&status=reopened&description=~mac80211&max=20&order=priority|custom query]]
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 +Similar work (brand new drivers for older Kernel) is done by the [[https://backports.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Main_Page|backports]] project [[http://marc.info/?l=linux-backports&m=136490878702448|April 2013 announcement]], previously called compat-wireless or compat-driver. OpenWrt does not use this, despite referencing it by name.
===== Wireless Utilities in OpenWrt ===== ===== Wireless Utilities in OpenWrt =====

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