Re: Wireless PCI Adaptors - hidden
On Sun, 25 Apr 2004, Glenn Meehan wrote:
> The vendor let me open the box of the netgear wg311 card. I was
> disapointed to find that the entire circuit board was enclosed in a
> metal box, thus preventing chipset identification.
with wireless cards, there's a very very high likelyhood that
the chipset and all RF circuitry willl be enclosed
you need to see what they have on the shelf ...
- you'd need to go look at the various linux drivers ....
- most will list what pci cards it works with
- or -- google search those particular cards you will buy
- and dont get confused, as you will get conflicting
posts about which drivers work for which cards
- go back and buy the box and plug it in and follow the howto
for those drivers for that wireless card
- the harder way is to get a list of supported wireless cards ...
- there's probably a new supported card coming out
almost daily(definitely weekly) with updates to
- easiest solution
- look at your buddy's setup .... and get that pci/pcmcia card
( not your windoze buddies but linux buddies :-)
- i'm fumbling around with netgear wg311 and the various iwconfig options
- i hope to make a linux-based AP w/ ipsec ...
no dlink/linksys ap's w/ insecure wep[a]
- conected to a real rf antenna ... 3' or 6' (legit) antenna to
zap the silly town