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Re: [FC2] Best option for PCMCIA Wireless card

On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, Gustavo Matheus Rahal wrote:


I did a search in the list and a lot of googling and didn't come to a
conclusion about a good option of a PCMCIA Wireless card running on FC2.
There was a discussion about a Orinoco card but with different opinions.
I would like that people that had success setting a wireless card could
give information about the card (the specific model) and how they did to
get it to work. I think it would help a lot of people in the list.


This topic comes up so many times - and I'm sure there are lot of
threads already in the archives.

Someone posted this link earlier - and I think its pretty useful
lookup table - before you buy something (hopefully it is updated to
match the newer models available)



Best bets:

orinoco_cs  - default FC1/FC2 - cards are prism-1? primarily very old lucent cards.
airo        - default FC2/(update kernel) - cisco cards

atheros chipsets      -  madwifi driver (prebuild versions at http://atrpms.net/dist/fc2/madwifi/)

prism2/2.5/3 chipsets - HostAP driver (prebuild drivers at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1019)
                      - alternative drivers

intel centrino        - prebuilt drivers at http://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1494


Personally I have the 'lucent silver' card - which works with the
orinoco_cs driver.  And an atheros based mini-pci - which works with
madwifi driver.


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