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Keshav
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WiFi support

Post by Keshav » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:44 am

Hey every one,

This is an awesome place to learn OS development, but there is just one issue that is really not documented any where on the web. And i wish some one could at least point me on the right direction .

Does any one out hear know how to use the WiFi on a bare metal computer ?

Thanks in advanced

Keshav

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Re: WiFi support

Post by Andyhhp » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:25 pm

It is quite easy in principle.

You need to write yourself a device driver.

However, things like that are far more advanced than these tutorials, and will be very hardware specific to your computer, so not practical to write yourself.

Take Linux for example - it has hundreds of man-years of work to show, and still doesn't have fantastic wifi drivers.

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Re: WiFi support

Post by Keshav » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:03 pm

Thanks for ur reply,

Looks like I need to dissect some Linux Wifi Device drivers and understand the I/O ports they are using.
HOW can there be no books or any kind of source that helps one learn such advanced IO.


-Keshav

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Re: WiFi support

Post by Andyhhp » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:45 pm

Because it is all proprietry hardware and it is in the hardware manufacturers best interests to not make it easy for someone else to make drivers.

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