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HP Wi-Fi Direct Mouse on Linux

In my last post I took apart an HP Wi-Fi Direct mouse based on the OZMO2000 controller from Ozmo Devices.

OZMO based devices are officially supported on Windows 7 platform only, rendering them completely useless as nobody uses Windows anymore… right? Well, it turns out most of the code to use them in Linux is already in place, just waiting to be enabled!


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Wi-Fi direct support in Linux is quite young and still considered as experimental, so read on if you dare to try!

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HP Wi-Fi Direct Mouse Teardown

Wi-Fi Direct (also known as Wi-Fi P2P) is an extension of the 802.11 stack, allowing compliant devices to communicate directly, without requiring their disconnection from the main access point. The technology re-uses many existing standards and can be seen as the capability of a wireless device to have multiple logical interfaces in different modes, including some in master/softAP mode with WPS.

Wi-Fi Direct attracted the interest of gadget device makers, as it allows to re-use existing network cards to connect external devices wirelessly and without the need for an additional dongle.

One of the first device to appear on the market is the HP Wi-Fi Direct Mouse… Want to see what makes it tick? Keep reading!


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