Letux Kernel

Issue 229: Add driver/config for Wi2Wi WLAN module

Reported by Nikolaus Schaller, May 5, 2011

The module is connected to MMC2/SDIO in 4 bit mode.
This is the same as for the Overo Earth.

Therefore, this page should give a good start:

http://wiki.gumstix.org/index.php?title=Overo_Wifi

What we have to do:
* check hardware IF
* check SDIO driver
* check antenna
* power management (the Overo page reports that there is no power 
management)
* find out how to get/install the firmware
* check if we need the SDIO interrupt patch mentioned on the Overo 
page which limits the data rate

Comment 1 by Nikolaus Schaller, Jun 26, 2011

The driver is 'libertas' and needs to load a binary blob from 
Marvell. Debian comes with packages.

See:

http://labs.igep.es/index.php/How_to_setup_Marvell_88w8686_SDIO_wifi
http://labs.igep.es/index.php/How_to_setup_Marvell_bluetooth
http://elinux.org/Libertas_SDIO
http://wiki.debian.org/libertas#Lenny

Comment 2 by Nikolaus Schaller, Jul 6, 2011

Appears to work
Status: Fixed

Created: 13 years 2 months ago by Nikolaus Schaller

Updated: 13 years 9 days ago

Status: Fixed

Labels:
Priority:Medium
Type:Enhancement