[arch-dev-public] Broadcom releases a mac80211-based GPL2 driver for the 802.11n wireless chipsets

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Sep 10 05:37:40 EDT 2010

in 2009, pigs start flying again in 2010: Broadcom has released a driver
for their newer 802.11n wireless chipsets that is
- licensed under GPL2
- based on the linux-wireless mac80211 framework
- already included into linux-staging-next, which means it will be
available as a staging driver in 2.6.37 and it will be polished to be
included into the usual linux-wireless tree

This is great news for everyone, as this means you can soon just buy any
laptop without having to worry about wireless chipset issues (Dell
usually uses those chips, but they are not the only ones). For more
information and the happiness of the linux wireless developers, see:

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