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Originally posted by raylpc 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.
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.
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.
Originally posted by raylpc Does it support WEP encryption in linux? since I'm connecting it to the campus' network which requires it.
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.