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Re: Recommendation: Proxima Orinoco 802.11a/b/g gold combocard?

On Sun, 2004-05-16 at 13:15, Satish Balay wrote:
> On Sun, 16 May 2004, Scot L. Harris wrote:
> > Since I am not having much luck with the D-link DWL-G650 or the Linksys
> > WPC54G wireless cards with FC1 I figure I should get a recommendation
> > for something that works.
> > 
> > Was looking at the Proxima Orinoco 802.11a/b/g gold combocard.  Has
> > anyone used this with FC1?  Does it have any restrictions?  (will it
> > work with monitoring software?)
> Can you do lspci on the 'dlink' and see what it says? I've seen
> some remark it as atheros - and some as prism. Does it have '802.11a'?
> Usually 802.11a supported cards are atheros chipset based. With
> atheros - there is a chance that you can get it working with madwifi
> driver.
> I use a mini-pci card 'IBM a/b' with I believe has an atheros 5211
> chipset.  The a/b/g cards could be Atheros 5212 chipset.
> One way to find this info is with 'lspci'. I get
> 02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5211 802.11ab NIC (rev 01)
> I used to get numeric nubers here (which could be matched with entries
> in the madwifi source). Do'nt know who does the translation now ..
> 02:02.0 Class 0200: 168c:0012 (rev 01)
> Satish

The lspci actually seems to see the D-Link card

02:00.0 Network controller: Harris Semiconductor D-Links DWL-g650 A1
(rev 01)

Based on discussions with D-link tech support and looking at the windows
files provided it appeared this card uses a prisim chip set.  May be
wrong about that but all indications led me to that conclusion.

This card supports only b and g protocols.  

I looked at the madwifi drivers but as you indicated they appear to
support the atheros chipset.

At present I am looking for a solution to either get the D-link
DWL-G650, the linksys WPC54G or buy another card that will work.  

Any recommendations?  Does FC2 have better wireless support?  I am
willing to install that when it is available.

Thanks for the response.

Scot L. Harris <webid cfl rr com>

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