Re: any wireless 802.11b pci card for linux?
From: M. Pender (mpender_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 19:23:10 GMT
Terry <res043iy@ihatespam,gte.net> wrote in message
> Well google is fine but I just spent 3 weeks trying to find a PCMCIA card
> that works in linux. The main problem I found is that the companies
> chipsets in the cards but do not change the name.
Google only tells part of the story too... The articles I've found don't
present information in the way a person needs it for troubleshooting.
I have a Belkin 802.11b card and I'm running RH 9.0. I want to be able to
install the card and move on to other things, like learning to program the
kernel. I don't want to become an expert in Linux internals just so I can
get my web browser to work.
> The version number
> changes but that is usually not listed on the box. My experience has been
> that Proxim Orinoco products are mostly supported. *Old* Linksys I think
> are ok but not new ones. Actually, look at this link
> It lists cards with their chipset if known and the linux drivers that may
> used. Check that those drivers are available before buying and avoid my
> mistakes. :-(
Actually, my Belkin card is one of the listed models, but I'm still
struggling to get online with it. Does anyone have a good how-to FAQ for
troubleshooting a wireless ethernet setup?
To simplify my configuration I put in a Xircom ethernet card. Once I get
that working properly I'll go back to trying wireless again.
Configuring a wireless access card is *really* tough for a newbie. :-(