[SATLUG] 54 a/g card recommendations?
dubose at texas.net
Tue Aug 30 12:59:04 CDT 2005
FYI, I know one of the owners for FAB Corp and some of their employees...they
use the products they sell in their Wireless ISP and distribution systems. So
what you see them sell is what they use.
> go to www.fab-corp.com <http://www.fab-corp.com> and look for their orinoco
> classic gold card. it's about $60 but it works in Win/Lin/MacOS and it has
> an external antenna on it.. :)
> On 8/30/05, Mark D. McCoy <mark at mccoyfam.net> wrote:
>>Tom Weeks wrote:
>>>Couple of WiFi geek Questions:
>>>I need to buy a 802.11a/g 54 PCI card for my Myth.. and was looking for
>>>recommendation for something with either an Atheros (MadWiFi driver) or
>>>PrismDuette ISL3890/1260:3890 (Prism54 driver) based cards?
>>>Regarding card recommendations... Would anyone also be able to suggest a
>>>good/the best 54a/g PC-Card (aka PCMCIA, even though they're different)?
>>>Something that's external antenna ready or hackable would be preferred.
>>Locally, finding a Linux-compatible card might be hard. I had to get
>>the NetGear wg311, and the only ones I could find were v2 cards with the
>>TI chipset. I had to use ndiswrapper to get them working. They
>>actually do work great under ndiswrapper (1.2).
>>I picked up a Hawking 54g PCI card that was supposed to be compatible,
>>but Hawking changed the chipset without changing either the model number
>>or the revision of the card. There was no mention on the card or the
>>box that it was a different card. I returned it immediately.
>>If you have a couple of computers near each other, you can get a
>>wireless bridge for about $60 ($70 for one with a built-in 4-port hub).
>>I know that might seem like a lot, but I was able to just use all of my
>>existing network cards (for which there are great linux drivers) and
>>bridge onto the wireless network. I have my whole "lab" (really just my
>>garage) on my wireless network without any hiccups whatsoever.
>>My laptop uses an older 'b' card, but it works great in linux, so I'm
>>not going to even try to upgrade it!
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