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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:21 am    Post subject: Recommendations for AMD64 compatible wireless card Reply with quote

Hi All,

I'm just considering throwing a wireless card into my desktop machine, most likely just something PCI seeing as the all up cost is generally a little cheaper than PCMCIA + PCI adaptor card.

Can any of you please give me some recommendations for PCI wireless network cards that work well in Gentoo AMD64? I'm not too fussed as to whether it's an 802.11b card or an 802.11g card myself as I already have a couple of machines running Orinoco Silver 11b PCMCIA cards so everything would probably run at 11Mbps anyways. This is fine because it's only really for internet connection sharing and small data transfers.

Any suggestions much appreciated :D
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any prism based card really. Gotta be careful though as some prism's aren't supported.

For example - I need a 54mbs PCI wifi card.
At first glance, the SMC2802W fits the bill - it's advertised as a PrismGT chipset and the page over at www.prism54.org claims it works.
Delve deeper into the forums and google and I discovered that they have made a new v2 of the card which doesn't work.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There isn't an amd64 ebuild of prism54 available? :?

I currently have a complete useless USR wlan card with a TI chipset. It worked on x86 with ndiswrapper and binary drivers. I would now have to buy a new card which is supported by prism54...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PC_Freak wrote:
There isn't an amd64 ebuild of prism54 available? :?

I currently have a complete useless USR wlan card with a TI chipset. It worked on x86 with ndiswrapper and binary drivers. I would now have to buy a new card which is supported by prism54...

Prism54 is part of the kernel, thus i believe it'll run on amd64. but i can be mistaken...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run a Linksys WCF12 with a PCMCIA -> CF adapter. My internal WiFi doesn't work in 64BIT, but the Linksys card runs just fine with the orinoco drivers.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was ready to purchase that SMC2802W until I took a closer look as well. Looks like a lot of people made that mistake. I ended up just buying an ethernet bridge to save myself the hassle.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't belive there is no amd64/gentoo friendly wifi card... Maybe there are some 11mbps/b ones ?
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check this cards.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a prism54 card (Netgear) and it works perfectly on my amd64 system.
The problem is that this cards are rare now...
Atheros chipsets must work well no? (it is ~amd64)
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for infos. What do you think, would D-Link DWL-520 H/W Rev E (PRISM 3) Wireless 802.11b PCI Adapter run fine ? (i found one on online auction)
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

civi wrote:
Thanks for infos. What do you think, would D-Link DWL-520 H/W Rev E (PRISM 3) Wireless 802.11b PCI Adapter run fine ? (i found one on online auction)


i think Prism3 is linux-wlan-ng (i believe am not 100% sure feel free to correct me... ) i wasn't able to get my card (Prism2) working with my kernel (2.6.11) and the latest version of linux-wlan-ng that's available via portage. Maybe you are lucky and this change when the next version of linux-wlan-ng gets into portage...
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read somehere that broadcom drivers work with ndiswrapper. There are even 64 bit drivers here: http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/drivers.php
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If broadcom chipset is well supported by linux Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter - WMP54G should work fine then ? sorry if im asking too many dumb questions, im just trying to find good wifi card and its not so easy in Poland :)
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been checking madwifi drivers homepage, and if you read this:

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=10863579

It seems the driver works, so check here for an atheros based wireless card:

http://madwifi.sourceforge.net/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=compatibility_list&amp;rev=1115634857

I hope it helps!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D-links are easy to get, thats very useful information, thanks..
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