Download Wi-Fi Linux/Android driver

The driver is split into a binary part and a source part. The binary part is a kernel-version and kernel-configuration independent kernel-space library which also holds the device firmware. The source part is basically the implementation of the adaptation layers interfacing the SDIO stack, the TCP/IP stack and the wireless extensions. This code is dependent on kernel version and configuration, so it must be compiled for a particular kernel.

Currently, the included library has been compiled for ARM architectures only. In version 1.0.6 and later, the library has been compiled with the CodeSourcery GNU EABI toolchain 2011.03-42. The toolchain can be downloaded here:

The library and source files comes with a Makefile to create a linux kernel module, owl.ko.

The driver also support Android extensions.

File Version Description
owl-linux-1.0.7.tar.gz 1.0.7 r4103 Wi-Fi driver for Linux/Android
owl-linux-1.0.6.tar.gz 1.0.6 r3018 Wi-Fi driver for Linux/Android
owl-linux-arm-1.0.5.tar.gz 1.0.5 r2292 Wi-Fi driver for ARM architectures
owl-linux-arm-1.0.4.tar.gz 1.0.4 r1583 Wi-Fi driver for ARM architectures


List of added features and bug fixes for each release.

1.0.7 (r4103)

  • Fix compilation error on kernel 2.6.35
  • Fix driver crash that could occur if card is removed from SD-slot during firmware download.
  • Fix issue with MAC address reporting which could occur If the device was hot-swapped without unloading the driver, then MAC address of the first device was always used.
  • Add support to connect to WPA/WPA2 protected networks with hidden SSID.

1.0.6 (r3018)

  • Add support for kernel version 2.6.39
  • Add support for Soft AP mode (EXPERIMENTAL)
  • Support for Android

1.0.5 (r2292)

  • Add support for kernel versions 2.6.23+

1.0.4 (r1583)

  • First release.
Topic revision: r1 - 2016-02-23 - 09:54:40 - AndersGrahn

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