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Old 09-26-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
Dan D
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Wireless LAN network setup

The set up screen for wireless cards (Suse 10.2)includes two alternatives: 1) wireless card using direct PCI interface and 2) interface using a bridge. The vendor's technical support is unable to respond to the question as to which characterizes its product (D Link WDA 2320.)My questions are: 1) Is there any way to tell by test or inspection which type of PCI interface a card uses? 2) How does one get card specific information on the type of PCI connection? 3) Information on two D-Link products WDA 2320 and DWL 520+. Thanks for any help.
Old 09-27-2007, 06:47 AM   #2
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Try running the lspci command (see man lspci). It will give you a breakdown of the PCI devices in your machine, which might give a clue.

As I understand it, the issue isn't regarding the D-Link product itself, but how the part has been added to the architecture of your laptop/desktop - it is possible to connect PCI devices from different busses via a bridge device, (or something like that!) but that's only one way of laying out the devices in the system.

A "bridge" in this context may mean a Cardbus bridge (for PCMCIA cards)... but now I'm really starting to guess :-)



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