[lug] Wireless pcmcia for linux
DBonnell at BreeceHill.com
Wed Nov 15 13:40:40 MST 2000
The 'silver' cards also work with the Apple Airport, which can be used as a
nice 'Access Point' for quite a bit less money than other access points.
for info on using the Airport without requiring Apple computers.
BreeceHill Technologies Inc.
"Do you suffer from long term memory loss?"
"I can't remember..."
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Fenzi [SMTP:kevin at scrye.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 1:25 PM
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: Re: [lug] Wireless pcmcia for linux
> To: herold at cslr.Colorado.EDU (HEROLD)
> --text follows this line--
> >>>>> "HEROLD" == HEROLD <herold at cslr.Colorado.EDU> writes:
> HEROLD> Can anyone recommend a wireless pcmcia network card that will
> HEROLD> run in linux and that other OS?
> I would reccomend the 11mb 802.11b cards from lucent...
> The "silver" ones are about 160$. The "gold" ones are more and likely
> not worth it. (That determines how much hardware encryption it
> does...) From what I understand if you enable full encryption with the
> gold cards your throughput goes all to hell. ;(
> I got mine from http://www.corvex.com/ they may or may not have the
> best price now. ;)
> You need to make sure and get cards that are "802.11b" not just
> "802.11". The "b" makes them 11mb cards and much more standard. The
> plain 802.11 cards can only do 2mb. Also, the lucent cards are nice
> because they have a plug for an external antenna. Some 802.11b cards
> don't have any means for an external antenna... ;(
> Kevin Fenzi
> MTS, tummy.com, ltd.
> http://www.tummy.com/ KRUD - Kevin's Red Hat Uber Distribution
> Web Page: http://lug.boulder.co.us
> Mailing List: http://lists.lug.boulder.co.us/mailman/listinfo/lug
More information about the LUG