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Date:	Sat, 06 Jun 2009 00:06:31 +0200
From:	Johannes Berg <>
To:	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <>
Cc:	linux-wireless <>,,,
	David Woodhouse <>,
	"John W. Linville" <>
Subject: Re: [ANN] Atheros 802.11n USB firmware source code released

On Fri, 2009-06-05 at 12:04 -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> I'm pleased to announce we have released the source code to our
> Atheros 802.11n USB Otus/ar9170 device under the GPL. You can grab the
> source, compile and use it with the upstream ar9170 device driver.
> Patches are welcomed. The git tree available for this is at:
> For more information please visit the home page for this project is on
> our Linux wireless wiki:
> The ar9170 device driver home page is at:
> I'd like to thank Johannes Berg and Christian Lamparter for their
> incredible contributions to the project both firmware and ar9170
> driver so far without which this would not have been possible.

So, plan: I would like to add a command that tells us
   - it's open source firmware
   - what additional capabilities the firmware has
This has to be a command like the debug commands that we can send from
the firmware unilaterally. Easy to do.

What I would then like to add is at least proper tx status reporting. I
would also like to get rid of the key limitation, if possible.


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