[conspire] Re: 802.11 blues update

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Fri Oct 28 16:39:37 PDT 2005

By "in-kernel" I meant in the kernel source tree, BTW.

On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 17:34:44 -0700, Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:

> You say you want to throw this back to the list, but you replied to me 
> off-list, so I'm now posting it to the list.
> Orinoco cards are 802.11b, not 802.11g, but if that's OK with you, you 
> can't go wrong with one. However, you should note that Calvin had a lot 
> of trouble with one individual Orinoco card, due to very old firmware 
> on the card. Some forms of Atheros chipsets, including the one used in 
> the WG511T, require the MadWifi drivers, which most distributions 
> provide. Other forms of Atheros chipsets require the in-kernel acx-pci 
> driver. These are still your best bet for CardBus 802.11g cards. There 
> was a time when Prism54 was the preferred 802.11g chipset for CardBus 
> under Linux, but the in-kernel driver for that is now dead, requiring 
> one to self-compile an out-of-kernel driver that has yet to show up in 
> any distro or kernel tree. Most people in the market for 802.11g 
> equipment for Linux just bite the bullet and get whatever is available 
> to use with either ndiswrapper or DriverLoader.

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