[conspire] MIMO wireless cards cheap at Fry's

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sun Dec 11 22:24:49 PST 2005

I did my own search, and this turned up, worth a read for anybody
considering getting MIMO at this point in time:


The canonical centralized database of wireless chipsets now appears to be:


That led me to this page:


Mission accomplished: Airlink MIMO chipset identified.

On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 14:21:04 -0800, Tony Godshall wrote:

> Hi, folks.  
> Anyone tried the Airlink MIMO routers and cards available 
> at Fry's for $30 and $20 yet?  (today's adverts).
> Obviously the router/AP would work, but I'm wondering what the 
> chipsets are and what the chipsets in the cards are and what 
> the Linux support is.  
> Did a quick google search but didn't find anything by brand.
> But that's not surprising- it's the chipset that counts and
> the Fry's ads don't mention that (surprise, surprise).
> Airlinks have been a good bargain for me in the past (worked 
> well enough and cheap).  Looks like the sale's good till
> Tues, so I may check them out.  Price looks worth the drive.
> Anyone know if the higher-speed cards (802.11g and MIMO) do 
> better in the latency department than the old ones did (ssh 
> over early 802.11b chipsets was painful).
> Tempted by the 60GB mp3/mpeg4 player too- I shouldn't. ;-)
> Best Regards,
> Tony

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