Many MediaTek Wireless Driver Improvements On Deck For Linux 5.8
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Networking on 24 May 2020 at 03:02 AM EDT. 3 Comments
LINUX NETWORKING --
There is a lot of wireless (and wired) networking activity each kernel cycle but for the upcoming Linux 5.8 merge window it looks like there will be particularly a lot for MediaTek drivers.

The MediaTek MT76 driver work now queued in wireless-drivers-next ahead of Linux 5.8 has around 14 thousand lines of new code. Among the MediaTek wireless highlights are:

- New device support for MediaTek MT76x0 and MT76x2 hardware.

- MT7615 and MT7663 fixes.

- TDLS (Tunneled Direct Link Setup) support.

- MediaTek MT7915 support via a new driver. The MT7915 chipset was announced at CES 2020 towards the start of the year for supporting WiFi 6 Wave 1+ and other features.

- Wake On Wireless LAN (WoWLAN) support for the MT7663.

- Various other improvements.

More details on this MediaTek wireless driver work slated for Linux 5.8 via this -next merge.
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