Here are some bits 'n pieces I've been working on or have been experimenting with.
NoWiresNeeded Swallow 550/1100 Driver for Linux
I have two Swallow 1100 NICs (PCMCIA models) and wanted to test them in an old laptop running Debian Lenny. The original Swallow 550/1100 driver is suitable for a 2.4 kernel and won't run under Lenny. So, I've been trying to get the driver to work for a 2.6 kernel. Thusfar minor success: I've updated the driver for a 2.6 kernel (2.6.22 to be exact) and was able to communicate with other hosts, but only at a rate of 1 Mbps. Higher rates didn't work. Also, 1 Mbps rate isn't guaranteed to work flawlessly. Since I don't have any developers documentation for this card, it's difficult to get the driver completely working. Anyway, I have been able to verify that my Swallow 1100 NICs are basically working ;)
For those interested and/or more experienced developing WiFi drivers under Linux, here are some relevant links:
- swallow-0.7.0a (Swallow driver for 2.6.22 kernel)
- swallow-0.7.0 (reference Swallow driver for 2.4 kernel)
- poldhu-0.3.66 (reference Poldhu driver for 2.6 kernel)
- Documents (user manuals)