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Old 04-06-2004, 01:02 PM   #1
dnelson
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ZyAIR B-101


I have a PCMICA ZyAIR B-101 wlan card and would like to set it up on my laptop. After about a half hour I learned it is based on the prism3 chipset, and I need those drivers???? So basicly how do I get those drivers, and does anyone know the steps, or a place that I can learn how to install this card?

Thanks for any and all help,
David
 
Old 04-06-2004, 02:57 PM   #2
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The B-101 is Prism 2.5, not that it matters much. A re-badged ZComax. I'm using the
orinoco_cs drivers with mineand it all works fine. Those drivers are already included with
the kernel.

It's been a while, but I think I added this entry to /etc/pcmcia/config:
card "IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN/PC Card"
manfid 0xd601, 0x0005
bind "orinoco_cs"

What distro are you using. That will help give you more specifics if you
need them.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 03:00 PM   #3
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I'm using....

I'm using Red Hat 9. I haven't added anything to the setup (like a new kernel or drivers or anything yet)

Is there any more info you can tell me or is what you said in the last post all I need?


Actually I just tried it all out and it works great now! Thanks a lot! If there is anything else I need let me know.. but it is letting me online correctly!

Thanks,
David

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Old 04-06-2004, 05:03 PM   #4
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Great! If only they were all this easy.

One nice feature of the card is the detachable antenna. It's great for seeing who's running wireless in the neighborhood. ZyXEL makes a cheap magnetic base antenna that comes with an adapter to fit your card. One source: http://www.provantage.com/buy-7ZYXE0...1-shopping.htm

A link for Kismet and Red Hat: http://www.tipsybottle.com/technolog...et-HOWTO.shtml
 
Old 04-06-2004, 05:13 PM   #5
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With this antenna I can expand the signals I can pick up?

And yep, thanks for people helping on problems like this! Makes life much easier..

Thanks,
David
 
Old 04-06-2004, 05:50 PM   #6
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I get at least double the range with the EXT-105 attached and mounted on a metal surface as I do with the standard antenna. (Note: There are two external jacks. Connect to the one on the right as you look at the card from the end with the antenna removed. )
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