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hello everyone.. i am looking to buy a wireless card for my dell inspiron 5100. i have a 2.4.21-0.13 lernel and the last card i tried was d-link dwl-650+ with an acx100 chip from TI. does anyone know of a good wireless card with a little linux support. standard 'b'. thank you!
I'm currently testing my SMC 2435w which is a 32-bit cardbus card with the dreaded acx100 using the drivers listed above by moosedaddy. Here's the quick lowdown after 3 days of usage, If you already own an acx100 card, Ivor and his site are a God-send, if not, don't buy one, follow the advice if rmartine in post #2.
The acx100 driver works, in fact I'm posting this with it, but it's quirky, very slow to get started and intolerant of changes once it's associated, in fact at that point an iwconfig rate change will lock up the machine. On the "plus" side; (pun intended), and I know this seems silly but I really "feel" a speed difference at 22m vs the 11m I've been using on both my Belkin F5D6020ver2 and my D-Link DWL-650ver2.
i'm not really sure what is the right place for the parameters, but i've a little script that does the trick, i placed it in /sbin so i can start it from the command prompt, for some reason it doesn't always function the way it has to during boot. i've added the program to rc.local. i've used the general startup script from ivors howto document. and that did seem to work out just fine. with some changed though..
I'm in the same boat, can't seem to find the "correct" place in slack9 to place params for iwconfig. As a workaround, I'm using a "post-install" line /etc/modules.conf that exec's a startup script, since this is a pci (non-hotplug) card this appears to do the trick.
By the way, if, as it appears, your card is a TI acx100 (22mbps) card, the open source driver (now at version 0.1h) found at acx100.sourceforge.net is IMO, far superior to the binary drivers from ivor. You have to cvs and compile the source but it's more stable and reports much more information on an iwconfig than the binary. It also appears to use a lot less memory.