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libertastf supports the Marvell 88W83886 USB device as found in the OLPC XO-1 laptop. Unlike the libertas driver, libertastf uses thin firmware (found here) with the mac80211 stack.

Get the code

The temporary git URL to build this driver separately is:


Enabling libertastf

To enable libertastf, you must first enable mac80211:

Networking  --->
  Wireless  --->
    <M> Improved wireless configuration API
    <M> Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (mac80211)

You can then enable libertastf in the kernel configuration:



Please see the libertastf HOWTO for instructions on grabbing the corresponding firmware and loading the driver. The regular libertas driver must be unloaded and/or blacklisted in order to use libertastf. Additional notes can be found on the OLPC WiKi.


  • Station Mode

  • Access Point

  • Mesh Point

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