Open Source Wireless Driver is Finally Here!

According to a post on the forums, a new open source driver for the Marvell-based chipset has arrived. This information comes from greymattr who reports:

Hi All,

We received the official open source wireless driver this week. We will be working to get it integrated into the trunk in the coming days. The ipk package was created and posted for those who wish to use it, but we are still very committed releasing a version that can be recompiled by users. For those users with reservations about using a pre-compiled component, I would recommend waiting just a bit longer for the open source version. Once we have done some spot checks on the driver, I will see if I can get approval to post it as well ( no promises ).

The forum post author greymattr is reportedly Matthew Fatheree, a developer at Belkin, so although this new development is unofficial it is very promising!

A binary commit of the driver has also been committed to Github:

Github  Marvell wireless binary driver package commit for the WRWT1900AC

Github Marvell wireless binary driver package commit for the WRWT1900AC

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New Community and Development Resource Website Planned for the Linksys WRT1900AC Router

A new online community will be launching soon for open source development resources relating to the upcoming Linksys WRT1900AC router. Information on SDKs will be published on the website along with aggregated news of development progress of popular open source router firmware projects, such asĀ Open WRT, DD-WRT, and Tomato

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Linksys brings back a retro design with new WiFi router WRT1900AC

At CES 2014, Linksys is unveiling a new WiFi router called the WRT1900AC Dual Band WiFi Router. You will notice that the WRT1900AC looks like the old school Linksys routers that we remember from around a decade ago.

The WRT1900AC has a 1.2GHz ARM-based dual-core processor, 128MB of Flash storage, and 256MB of DDR3 RAM. The WRT1900AC has four antennas and includes an eSATA port, one USB 3.0 port, and one USB 2.0 port. The WRT1900AC supports up to 1,300Mbps on the 5GHz frequency band and up to 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz frequency bad.

The router also comes with a WAN port and four LAN ports, which supports gigabit Ethernet. The WRT1900AC Dual Band WiFI Router will be available this spring for a cost of $299.99.


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