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Old 08-11-2003, 10:50 AM   #1
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What wireless network cards are working?


I'm going to buy a 11Mbs wireless PCMCIA network card. For those who have it working, can you please leave a note about the model and your satisfaction rating? Grateful for any input.

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Old 08-11-2003, 11:21 AM   #2
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Re: What wireless network cards are working?

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I'm going to buy a 11Mbs wireless PCMCIA network card. For those who have it working, can you please leave a note about the model and your satisfaction rating? Grateful for any input.

Thanks
Cards compatible with orinoco gold cards should work OK. A common driver set is the wlan-ng drives. You can find a pretty complete hardware comatibility list for pcmcia, pci and usb cards and widgets here. There is a complete RPM set for Prism 2/2.5/3 cards that use the wlan-ng driver set. Good luck in your search.

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Old 08-11-2003, 11:43 AM   #3
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Found a link from the forum, http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html4.html

It's a list of supported cards.

So how about the satisfaction rating? like speed, driver quality, signal strength and stability.

@cnjohnson, thanks for your input.

Update, cnjohnson, i just checked out ur link and found out we got the same link.

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Old 08-11-2003, 11:49 AM   #4
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Originally posted by raylpc
Found a link from the forum, http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html4.html

It's a list of supported cards.

So how about the satisfaction rating? like speed, driver quality, signal strength and stability.

@cnjohnson, thanks for your input.

Update, cnjohnson, i just checked out ur link and found out we got the same link.
Well, I use the orinoco gold card. Worked straight out of the Box on my RH 9.

I also use the Netgear MA311 pci card in my desktops, and once the wlan-ng driver set is loaded, the netgear cards "just work."

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Old 08-11-2003, 11:59 AM   #5
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Does it support WEP encryption in linux? since I'm connecting it to the campus' network which requires it.

Thanks
 
Old 08-11-2003, 12:56 PM   #6
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i got a linksys WPC11 which i'm sure is listed on whatever pages were linked in other posts, but it was really easy to set up and works great. i just use it around my house, i have yet to try it on the school network (i'll get a chance in 3 weeks) and around the house the signal strength is great, stability great, speed great

then again, i've never had or used any other card so i can't really give unbiased opinions. but it hasn't given me any problems which is a plus.

it does support WEP encryption i think, but i just haven't bothered setting that up yet.

and it was cheap.
 
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Does it support WEP encryption in linux? since I'm connecting it to the campus' network which requires it.

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Yes, the orinoco cards support wep. Actually, newer cards are better at wep (even though wep is broken) because they make better choices for selecting randomness for encryption. It makes eaves dropping a lot harder.

Linksys wpc11 works pretty, I understand, though I don't own one.

Cheers--
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Old 08-12-2003, 03:43 AM   #8
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@sk8guitar,

Is ur WPC11 a ver 3 or 4 (prism-based or realtek-based)? Can you also let me if your card work with ur school's net or not (using WEP 128)?

Thanks in advance.

@cnjohnson

I know WPA works better, but unfortunately my school only supports WEB 128. Hope they won't switch soon, or there's no point buying one now.

Thanks

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