[MLB-WIRELESS] Need help testing new feature (Dan Flett)

Dan Flett conhoolio at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 24 09:53:07 EST 2007

Hi there,

Sorry, I'm pretty sure the Freifunk Firmware, which is what we're using at
the moment, doesn't have native support for USB Wireless dongles.  I've not
actually heard of anyone who's had much success with USB dongles under
OpenWRT.  Linux support for USB Wireless was pretty a pretty complicated
thing to get going last time I checked - about a year ago.  Things might be
different now though.  As far as I was aware, the only USB chipset with
Linux support was the Zyxel, using the wlanctl tools (not iwconfig), and
only under a 2.6 kernel
Again, I'm just quoting off the top of my head so it's worth more of a look.

OpenWRT Kamikaze is more likely to be able to support USB wireless I
believe, but the Freifunk Firmware is still loosely based on the
Whiterussian tree.  When Freifunk goes with Kamikaze it'll be a whole new
ball game - there will be all sorts of things that will automatically become




> -----Original Message-----
> From: melbwireless-bounces at wireless.org.au 
> [mailto:melbwireless-bounces at wireless.org.au] On Behalf Of 
> Rockwallaby Deluxe Model
> Sent: Friday, 23 February 2007 5:11 PM
> To: melbwireless at wireless.org.au
> Subject: Re: [MLB-WIRELESS] Need help testing new feature (Dan Flett)
> It seems the wl-hdd or the wl-500g deluxe will soon be my 
> router of choice. I'll be happy to help test the firmwares 
> once I buy one. Will this firmware be handy if I'm going to 
> stick some usb wi-fi dongles off the router? Or would I have 
> to build my own custom one?
> ----- Original Message ----
> Hi Guys,
> Gummay and I have been working on integrating the Automagic 
> Firmware Builder into the Melbourne Wireless website.  Gummay 
> has got things working pretty well, but we need someone to 
> test the firmware images on some real hardware.  Ideally, I'd 
> like to test with a WL-HDD, a WL-500g/R100 and WRT54G (v1-v4 
> & GL) - it would be good to get feedback on any or all of 
> these.  I'd test them myself but I'm not quite set up for it 
> right now and I can't seem to find a spare moment to do it.
> If you're interested in testing, please contact me and I'll 
> give you the URL.
> Cheers,
> Dan
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