[B.A.T.M.A.N.] sysfs compat
RHS Linux User
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Wed May 5 01:59:38 CEST 2010
I used to run one of "THE" compliance labs....
Who really cares about compliance ??!! The real question is does it
work, does it *REALLY* work !! Can you reset it reliably? Can you debug
I too ONLY consider open source as even worth spending my time
The original Atheros driver for MITs roofnet was 50% of the size
of their "regular" OEM driver. And it worked pretty well !! Pretty
telling. AFAIK the MIT sources were never leaked to the web?
I keep thinking someone *SHOULD* do a WIFI interface to ethernet with
an open radio and and open VHDL fpga design. That way we could all see
what was *REALLY* happending with the RF ! MUCH better than ANY analyser
And it would just get better and become more reliable over time.
Hurrah for open source!
On Tue, 4 May 2010, elektra wrote:
> Hi Franz -
> there are certified devices out there, running OpenWrt / open-source drivers.
> May I ask, what particular regulator issues you have in mind, that a open-
> source driver can not comply with? Read: Are you sure you don't get the
> regulators blessing for your product with a open-source driver?
> Besides: Do you know this song by Eric Idle, regarding the FCC?
> A few memes:
> Any product can be tampered with.
> In many certified devices you can simply switch the reg domain. Then choose
> Japan, for example. Now you can transmit on channel 14 in the 2.4GHz range.
> Not so legal anywhere outside of Nippon.
> The old Broadcom chipset / proprietary driver can be configured to transmit at
> 250mW with the proprietary closed source driver. Hence you can transmit at
> ~25dbm EIRP (with the stock antennas), far beyond the ETSI regulations of
> 20dBm EIRP.
> Any device with a external antenna connector can be used together with a high-
> gain antenna. Again you get far beyond the legal limits.
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