[lug] D-Link Wireless Card Configuration

Ed Hill ed at eh3.com
Fri Aug 23 16:39:24 MDT 2002

On Fri, 2002-08-23 at 16:25, Nate Duehr wrote:
> Is the D-Link card the PRISM II chipset or something that's supported b
> the wavelann or orinoco drivers.  I've noted that many wireless cards
> seem to trigger the PCMCIA subsystem into thinking they're something
> compatible with the Orinoco/WaveLAN drivers, and then come to find later
> that they're not really supported by that driver...

Yes, the D-Link DWL-650 is a Prism2.  See:


where they say its mostly supported by the orinoco_cs driver.  From the
linux-wvlan folks, the driver support for the Prism2 (and 2.x) cards
goes like this:

  wvlan_cs:  sometimes works w/ Prism2

  orinoco_cs:  better than wvlan_cs for Prism2

  wlan-ng:  the next-generation linux-wlan drivers at 


            are supposed to *fully* support Prism2 and work 
            well as both a client and as an access point


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