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Old 01-30-2015, 03:25 PM   #1
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how to hoot mac 802.11

Hi All,

I am designing a wireless driver for a embedded system.I want to learn more about 802.11mac and wireless driver development. Currently, I am looking at some code in /linux-3.6/drivers/net/wireless and linux-3.6/net/mac802.11.

I have a very good knowledge of networking protocols/theory and have very good C programming fundamentals too. What I am looking for is some simple lower layer networking code without a lot of details that I can read and quickly understand how the wireless drivers hook up with the mac802.11 calls.

For eg, I am currently looking at ath5k/ code and it is pretty dense. Is there a simpler skeletal version with the bare minimum necessary stuff (both for 802.11 MAC and the driver) that I could read and get a quick grasp of the functioning ? Just some pointers to the most important files that I should start looking up would be very helpful too.


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