[Battlemesh] What hardware still works?

Jonathan Morton chromatix99 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 17:39:09 CET 2016

> On 1 Mar, 2016, at 18:25, Antonio Quartulli <a at unstable.cc> wrote:
>> In PCs, the wireless radio is typically on a daughtercard which is certified separately - even when it’s a softmac like ath9k, and the retail product in question is a complete motherboard or even laptop with “integrated wifi”.  Obviously, you can easily change the software drivers on a PC, including putting in a replacement regulatory database (or simply changing the regulatory-domain setting), but somehow that doesn’t invalidate the entire PC’s certification.
> Are you 100% sure that this does not invalidate the *new* FCC regulation? As far
> as I understood, then vendor/provider of the final product is responsible for
> making sure that the user can't violate any regulation.

I’m 100% sure that if such a regulation were passed and enforced (which hasn’t happened yet, and almost certainly won’t), then it would effectively outlaw ordinary PC laptops from having wifi.  The outcry over *that* would be epic.

 - Jonathan Morton

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