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RE: Wireless (again)



Da Rock wrote:

>>> Useful no doubt, but no answer to the question that was actually raised,
>>> which was how one could find the chipset in a WiFi device.
>> 
>>> Try looking at the wifi(wireless) card. I mean take it in your hand and
>>> look at it. Do you notice anything?
>> 
>> I have two PCMCIA WiFi cards in my hand.
>> One is named "Orinoco Gold" and the other "Vivanco WLAN PCC 54".
>> I notice two things about them:
>> 
>> 1) Neither has any mention of the chipset it contains
>> 
>> 2) Neither has any obvious way of seeing what is in the card,
>> short of destroying it.
>> 
>> What did you think I would notice, as a matter of interest?

> 1. You should see a version or product number (may be in small print, so
> put on your glasses and look). 2. You should see a serial number.

Sigh.
I do see the product number on the card
(not the firmware version, since I have upgraded this).
I do see the serial number.

I DO NOT SEE THE CHIPSET.



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