Re: atheros chips dangerous?
- From: "David G. Andersen" <danderse@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 11:00:46 -0600
Wesley Morgan just mooed:
I agree, the Atheros driver is fantastic. The driver may be "binary" in
some ways, but I think we got the best of both worlds. The vendor is
providing every scrap of information necessary without having to give away
trade secrets, and FreeBSD got a driver authored by a developer who is
probably one of the most qualified people in the world to work on it. I
know I go out of my way to purchase and recommend Atheros-based wireless
devices because of this.
It's not just trade secrets - it's FCC regulations, as phk alluded
to. Customers are not allowed to have the ability to configure a
device to operate outside its allowed frequency and power range.
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