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Old 08-05-2003, 03:37 AM   #1
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Question Advice needed on wlan

Hey Guys,

I am about to buy a couple of 2nd hand laptops and wish to add them to my home network (all CAT5e 10/100) using a wlan access point, could anybody recommend a access point and pcmcia cards that have the best linux compatibillity?

(lowest price would be good - more money for my laptop then ,


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Old 08-05-2003, 04:22 AM   #2
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I use the

Lucent Technologies
Orinoco 11 Mbit/s Silver

card. I have never had any problems at all with it. Works like a charm.
And it was super easy to install, atleast in mandrake 9.0.

Don't know about the Gateway since I don't handle them. Sorry
Old 08-05-2003, 06:55 AM   #3
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cool cheers for that,

keep 'em coming everyone else - as many recommendations as possible would be much appreciated!,

Old 08-05-2003, 10:18 AM   #4
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for Linux compatible wireless cards, see this URL:

If you already have a linux box on your wired net, why not get a PCI wireless card in there and make it the access point? see this URL:

A little bit of work, but what fun!



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