[TriLUG] Wireless Cards

Joseph Mack NA3T jmack at wm7d.net
Wed Jul 19 15:11:43 EDT 2006

On Wed, 19 Jul 2006, Brian McCullough wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 10:53:09AM -0700, Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:
>> On Wed, 19 Jul 2006, Brian McCullough wrote:
>> I have a 600E and use an Orinico Gold
> Am I just blind, or is that sold under another name?  ( D-Link, Netgear,
> Linksys? )

mine's b (I forget about b,g - I don't need g for anything I 
do). The g in this series is another animal (same name 
completely different hardware). I had a bunch of other cards 
working with native drivers under 2.6.13, but only have the 
Orinoco Gold working under so far, so I don't want 
to make any recommendations on them just yet.

Be careful of the name "Proxim". All those companies bought 
each other out and there the before and the after cards. 
Some of the early Proxim cards were only for windows, had 
dreadful hardware (I have one).

If you want g look for prism54 cards on some site (Jean 
Tourilles?). (I haven't used any of them - so no personal 
experience here). Make sure you get exactly the stated card 
(eg the foo card), and not say the foo+ card (the foo+ cards 
will have different hardward than the foo card).


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