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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.
> Well then, thats what you should look up. Between that and what you get
> from the dmesg and other utilities mentioned throughout this thread by
> others you should determine the chipset.

Look, you said I would see the chipset on the card.
I've NEVER seen the chipset on any WiFi card.
> Thats the point of this discussion. YOU need to find the info, the helpers
> can only guide you where to look.

I don't need to find any info.
I know everything I want to know about all the WiFi devices I have.
I don't want to know their chipsets.

SOMEONE ELSE asked how you could find the chipset.
Various people, including you, gave answers to this.
I simply pointed out that your answer - 
that the chipset is given on the card - is utter nonsense.

> The way you're responding is not conducive to others helping you here.

I'm not looking for help from anyone - certainly not you -
on this issue.
All the WiFi devices I use (half-a-dozen or so) work with kernel drivers,
or in one case (a USB device) with a driver I compile.

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/ birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
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