Annotation of wikisrc/Driver_state_matrix.mdwn, revision 1.11

1.3       wiki        1: # Current state of wifi drivers
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1.8       wiki        3: We currently have 26 wifi drivers in the source tree. A few of them have already been converted for the wifi renewal branch (see [[Wifi renewal on hg]]).
1.1       wiki        4: 
1.5       wiki        5: | Device                               | at                    | usbwifi       | converted     | tested        |
                      6: |---------------------------------------|-----------------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
                      7: | [an](https://man.NetBSD.org/an.4)    | pci, pcmcia[1], isapnp | -            | no            | no            |
                      8: | [ath](https://man.NetBSD.org/ath.4)  | pci[1], cardbus[1]    | -             | no            | no            |
1.9       wiki        9: | [athn](https://man.NetBSD.org/athn.4)        | pci[1], cardbus, usb[1]| +/-/?                | no            | no            |
1.5       wiki       10: | [atu](https://man.NetBSD.org/atu.4)  | usb                   | +             | no            | no            |
                     11: | [atw](https://man.NetBSD.org/atw.4)  | pci, cardbus          | -             | no            | no            |
                     12: | [awi](https://man.NetBSD.org/awi.4)  | pcmicia               | -             | no            | no            |
                     13: | [bwfm](https://man.NetBSD.org/bwfm.4)        | pci, sdmmc[1], usb    | +/-/?         | no            | no            |
                     14: | [bwi](https://man.NetBSD.org/bwi.4)  | pci, cardbus          | -             | no            | no            |
                     15: | [ipw](https://man.NetBSD.org/ipw.4)  | pci                   | -             | no            | no            |
                     16: | [iwi](https://man.NetBSD.org/iwi.4)  | pci                   | -             | no            | no            |
                     17: | [iwm](https://man.NetBSD.org/iwm.4)  | pci[1]                | -             | yes           | ?             |
1.10      wiki       18: | [iwn](https://man.NetBSD.org/iwn.4)  | pci[1]                | -             | yes           | ?             |
1.5       wiki       19: | [malo](https://man.NetBSD.org/malo.4)        | pci                   | -             | no            | no            |
                     20: | [otus](https://man.NetBSD.org/otus.4)        | usb                   | +             | no            | no            |
1.7       wiki       21: | [ral](https://man.NetBSD.org/ral.4)  | pci, cardbus[1]       | +/-/?         | no            | no            |
1.5       wiki       22: | [rtw](https://man.NetBSD.org/rtw.4)  | pci, cardbus[1]       | -             | no            | no            |
                     23: | [rtwn](https://man.NetBSD.org/rtwn.4)        | pci[1]                | -             | yes           | yes           |
1.11    ! wiki       24: | [rum](https://man.NetBSD.org/rum.4)  | usb[1]                | +             | no            | no            |
1.5       wiki       25: | [run](https://man.NetBSD.org/run.4)  | usb[1]                | +             | no            | no            |
                     26: | [upgt](https://man.NetBSD.org/upgt.4)        | usb                   | +             | no            | no            |
1.7       wiki       27: | [ural](https://man.NetBSD.org/ral.4) | usb                   | +             | no            | no            |
1.9       wiki       28: | [urtw](https://man.NetBSD.org/urtw.4)        | usb[1]                        | +             | no            | no            |
1.5       wiki       29: | [urtwn](https://man.NetBSD.org/urtwn.4) | usb[1]             | +             | yes           | yes           |
                     30: | [wi](https://man.NetBSD.org/wi.4)    | pci, pcmcia[1]        | -             | no            | no            |
                     31: | [wpi](https://man.NetBSD.org/wpi.4)  | pci                   | -             | no            | no            |
                     32: | [zyd](https://man.NetBSD.org/zyd.4)  | usb[1]                | +             | no            | no            |
1.1       wiki       33: 
                     34: [1] = Martin has hardware in testable condition
                     35: 
                     36: usbwifi = + means: the driver will be converted to usbwifi, which is an easy conversion
                     37: 
                     38: usbwifi = +/-/? means: at this point it is not clear if the driver (or parts of it) will be able to use usbwifi, the bus frontend vs. backend driver split has to be reviewed to analyze if usbwifi is feaseable/practical and an improvement over manual conversion.
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1.2       wiki       40: Currently the drivers for urtwn(4) and rtwn(4) are converted, the former using usbwifi (see [[tutorials/Converting USB drivers to usbwifi(9)]]), but it is not clear if there is a unified aproach that lets the usb frontend profit from usbwifi while not stopping the usb and the other frontends from sharing most parts of the driver - this still has to be evaluated.
1.1       wiki       41: 
                     42: Other drivers sharing similar chipsets accross different busses including usb have not yet been converted, they are marked with +/-/? in the usbwifi column of above table.
1.3       wiki       43: 
                     44: # Looking for hardware
                     45: 
                     46: For every chipset without a [1] mark in the table above, I am looking for hardware:
                     47: 
                     48:  * if you have spare wifi hardware for PCI, pcmcia or cardbus and would be willing to donate it to a good home, please contact me privately (I am in germany, shipping from within europe and UK should be cheap)
                     49: 
                     50:  * if you have a link where to buy a cheap USB or PCIe wifi dongle with known chipset that is not marked [1] in above table, please also contact me privately

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