[nmglug] PCMCIA Wireless Cards

Andres Paglayan andres at paglayan.com
Wed Aug 11 08:34:06 PDT 2004

I bought the last orinoco gold, it cames with Atheros chipset, and 
Proxim does not support Linux at all.
there is a beta driver for it -madwifi-, there are not rpms (few but are 
very kernel specific) nor apt-gets , you need to compile the module,
... I am still learning how to have it running.
I should have checked for some that has full Linux support first,
I would recommend to check for supported cards first and shop after.

WA7BSZ wrote:

>I believe one of my little cheap Prism chipset wireless cards has a
>hardware failure, possibly from being in a laptop that was too old and
>not controlled well, and it may have put 5V on it, even though it is a
>3.3V card.  It made the other one work erratically, and only after
>about 30 minutes in another computer did it start working well again. 
>So I think that old Compaq might be a little flaky in voltage control.
>Anyway, now I have an opportunity to contemplate getting a wireless
>card that is good for Linux.  I see Orinoco is liked.  Where could I
>get a good wireless PCMCIA card for Linux for not too much?  Orinoco
>silver verses Gold?  Something better than Orinoco?  What brand
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Andres Paglayan
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