I am cautiously optimistic, and Craig is looking at the driver stuff now.  I have pinged the company to get their side of the story.
On a side note-- Johann-- I'd enjoy seeing something about your robot!  What stage are you at?  Any photos?
 
Gordon
 
-----Original Message-----
From: gumstix-users-admin@lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:gumstix-users-admin@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Klemmack, Johann
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 4:35 PM
To: gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: RE: [Gumstix-users] Possible SDIO 802.11 with linux support

Back in March/April when I first was looking into gumstix, I saw another company offering the Socket chipset in an SDIO wireless card, offering linux compatibility.  A quick call to the sales team (who called me back after talking with tech) retracted the "Linux driver support". 
 
I'd take this with a very large grain of salt - the SDIO standard for "non storage devices" is closed, etc (you've read it before).  I totally hope you're right and that they offer, even binary only!, a linux wireless driver that Gumstix can use.
 
On a side note, I've noticed Gordon's new line of sticks have a 60-pin molex connector (not to mention BlueTooth :).  I didn't see the ability to have a CompactFlash card attached, but if he's exposing that many pins for AC97, LCD, etc, perhaps a variant can instead let us have a CF daughterboard... eh?
 
I love the small size of my stick - I'm using mine in a robotic project, but I had to shell out $200 for a low bandwidth wirelss serial connection curtosey of Parallax so the thing could actualy stray away from my linux box.  Even the *ability* to have a 802.11 connection would be wonderful.
 
Johann
-----Original Message-----
From: gumstix-users-admin@lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:gumstix-users-admin@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Aaron Teter
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 5:56 PM
To: gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Gumstix-users] Possible SDIO 802.11 with linux support

Hi,

 

I have been watching the evolution of the gumstix project for the last few months waiting to see what developed as it would be an ideal board for a project I am working on. The only problem I had was the lack of SDIO drivers for WiFi, as this is a major project requirement.

 

I think I may have found a WiFi SDIO card that claims Linux support today, and I wanted to know if anyone had seen/tried this card, and whether it will work!

 

http://www.zcom.com.tw/product/embed.htm

 

If no one else has looked into this I would be happy to contact their distributor locally, and see what information they have on the Linux drivers.

 

-Aaron Teter