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Old 06-18-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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Affordable USB or PCI based 802.11b solution


I have been trying to get Linux to work with the internet, and am losing hope rapidly. I would like to know of an affordable (under $60) USB or PCI wireless solution. If it helps, I am trying to connect to a Linksys 802.11b router. So far I have the following cards available, please tell me if a driver is available for them:
Linksys WMP11 v_4
Linksys WMP11 v. 2.7
Linksys WUSB v. 2.8
Netgear MA111
I also have tried a D-Link DWL810+ wireless ethernet bridge that appears to be defective, and that I am returning. If none of the above work, can someone please point me out a good wireless solution that's affordable? If there is an adapter for PCMCIA slots, I have a Linksys WPC11. Thanks in advanced for any help.
PS: I am trying to install Gentoo, so that is my current distro. I am still at the install CD.

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Old 06-18-2004, 11:25 PM   #2
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The X-Micro WLAN 11b usb adapter is on my wishlist. Here is a FAQ; it uses the Zidas ZD1201 chipset, and is apparently compatible with the 2.6 kernel.

It has linux drivers, which I downloaded not that long ago, but they don't seem to have them on their driver download page anymore. The linux driver still shows up in the Google cache for the X-Micro driver download page. You can still download the driver here: 11bwlan-usb-linuxdrv.zip.

Apparently, the drivers are based on the linux-wlan project, as noted in this review.

The X-Micro product is quite affordable. Here in Vancouver B.C., they are selling for around $39 Cdn.


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Old 06-19-2004, 12:15 PM   #3
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That looks good. Do you know if it will fit in well with a Linksys access point? Netgear cards don't go well with it, and I just want to see if anybody knows. ANd also, where can I find it? I can't seem to find it online.

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Old 06-20-2004, 02:54 PM   #4
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I went and tried another wireless ethernet bridge today from Belkin with no luck. I am trying a different distro because Gentoo is rocket science to install. If this doesn't work, it looks like I'm ditching Linux for good. I have been trying to use Linux for a year without any success.
 
  


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