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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:54 pm    Post subject: Pls recommentd a Wireless LAN card Reply with quote

I'ld like to get a wlan card for my laptop, could anyone recommend some wlan cards which work well in linux? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2003 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally use a linksys wpc11 card with the pcmcia-cs package and the linux-wlan-ng drivers, it works for me.
Code:
USE="pcmcia" emerge linux-wlan-ng

Also look around the forums, lots of suggestions!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2003 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an orinoco based card in my laptop which works better in linux than it does in windows.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2003 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sonikntails: I've been trying for a few months to get my Prism card to work (same hardware as wpc11) What options did you use? I've entered the right essid and encryption key but it never assoicates. Just blinks. There are a lot of other options that don't seem to work. It just says that they are not supported. I've read a lot of docs but 99% of them deal with turning your wpc11 into an access point.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2003 11:29 pm    Post subject: Cisco Aironet cards are good Reply with quote

I have an Aironet 340 (no longer produced), and I've heard good things about the 350. The driver support is quite good--both the Cisco drivers and the native kernel drivers. Basically, it just works. WEP support isn't that good I think, but I don't use WEP anyway (VPN for me), so I don't care so much.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2003 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the helpful comments, guys :).
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2003 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stonent: When I was setting it up, I do remember it saying something to the effect of "option not supported". I think i fixed it by downgrading the set of wireless tools i was using, or something like that. I dont really remember off the top of my head, and that laptop isnt with me :cry: . I will check again when I get home though. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2003 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks man, thats my one hold-up. I told myself once I got the wireless card working in Knoppix, I'd load Gentoo on my second partition.

Dell Inspiron 4100, 20gb 512mb, Radeon M6, No-name Prism 2 card. MAC address points to NDC but the NDC utils don't detect it. It works fine if I force the WPC11 drivers on it in windows.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2003 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stonent: Are you trying to use iwconfig to set your options with your wireless card? If so:
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Q: How come iwconfig/iwspy/[random other wireless tool] doesn't work?

linux-wlan-ng only supports a subset of the wireless
extensions; generally read-only things. However, you won't
need any of those tools as wlan-ng comes with its own set of
tools that closely mirror the 802.11 spec. Have a look
through the documentation and supplied scripts.

That said, if more complete (ie read/write) wireless extension
support is really important to you, you're more than welcome to
implement it and submit a patch.

As of 0.1.16-pre1, the wireless extension plumbing has been
re-written, and further support is much easier now. And many
more bits are hooked up now than before.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2003 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got it working yesterday using the linux-wlan-ng drivers instead of orinoco_cs. I didn't ever realize they were two different things until just very recently.

Orinoco_cs was always giving me errors when trying to do things to the card.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2003 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rock on , glad to see you got it working!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2003 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just for documentation's sake... In Linux-wlan-ng pre-5 they removed generic manufacturer IDs and it no longer detects the card. Putting them back in makes it work. I e-mailed their developer list telling them about it.

Code:
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: prism2_init: prism2_cs.o: 0.2.1-pre11 Loaded
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: prism2_init: dev_info is: prism2_cs
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: prism2_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 5, io 0x0180-0x01bf
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: ident: nic h/w: id=0x8002 1.0.0
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: ident: pri f/w: id=0x15 0.3.0
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: ident: sta f/w: id=0x1f 1.4.9
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: MFI:SUP:role=0x00:id=0x01:var=0x01:b/t=1/1
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: CFI:SUP:role=0x00:id=0x02:var=0x01:b/t=1/1
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: PRI:SUP:role=0x00:id=0x03:var=0x01:b/t=1/2
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: STA:SUP:role=0x00:id=0x04:var=0x01:b/t=1/9
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: PRI-CFI:ACT:role=0x01:id=0x02:var=0x01:b/t=1/1
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: STA-CFI:ACT:role=0x01:id=0x02:var=0x01:b/t=1/1
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: STA-MFI:ACT:role=0x01:id=0x01:var=0x01:b/t=1/1
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: Prism2 card SN: 99SA01000000
Aug 17 17:17:45 localhost kernel: linkstatus=CONNECTED

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using an SMC Networks 2.4Ghz 54Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter (SMC2835W). Well, I can't really say I'm USING it. I bought it but now I cannot get it to work. I suppose there are better supported WLAN cards for laptops.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to second the Orinoco recommendation. I have one and it works extremely well using pcmcia-cs.

You can buy a Dell Truemobile 1150 right from their site for $44.10 which is a repackaged Orinoco Gold. They are also on Ebay quite a bit.
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