Re: laptop wireless cards
Quoting Justin Graham on Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 02:46:27PM -0600:
> I have both a D-Link DWL-650 and a Cisco Aironet 350. The linux support
> is great for both of them, the GPLed driver for the Aironet even
> supports Cisco's API so the Cisco configuration tools will work with it.
> As far as signal quality goes, the difference is night and day. While
> using the Cisco card with the same transmit settings it was able to
> establish an 11 MBit link when the D-Link couldn't find the AP at any
> speed. There is a nice hardware comparison at
> - Justin Graham
> On Thu, 2001-12-27 at 04:58, Michael Zimmerman wrote:
> > Hello, All. I recently puchased a used IBM 560X lapop and I successfully
> > installed potato. I was wondering what kind of wireless card I could buy
> > for my laptop? I had searched the net for some additional info on linux
> > compatable wireless products, but I did not find the info that I was
> > looking for. So now I turn to you guys. Is there any one out there who is
> > successfully running linux wireless cards on there systems? I need a linux
> > compatable wireless network card, both pcmcia(for my laptop) and pci (for
> > my desktop).
> > Could any one give me sugestions, success stories, etc?.
> > -- Mike Z.
Others have suggested the orinoco/agere cards and I would have to go
along with that suggestion. I use both gold and silver cards with a
Orinoco RG 1000 here at home (using one right now with a IBM ThinkPad
T21) with a 2.4.17 kernel and the orinoco_cs hermes drives with great
results. I have been quite happy with the hermes orinoco_cs drivers
since I made the switch back at 2.4.5 or somewhere.
I did have an issue which Jean Tourhilles helped with as well as David
Gibson. INitially, I had used the orinoco wavelan drivers which
required patching the pcmcia-cs sources. When I decided to switch over,
I still had renegade wavelan_cs drivers in my /etc/pcmcia/config file.
I went through that file carefully and commented those entries and the
card was picked right up!
It also works quite well across suspend/resume events on this T21
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