Recommendations for Wireless Network Cards

Scot L. Harris webid at
Mon Jan 3 13:21:57 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-01-03 at 02:28, Jay Moore wrote:

> The bad news is that there is no open-source support for the "newer
> technology" 802.11a & g WiFi (caveat: AFAIK - someone please correct me
> if I'm in error here). Therefore you're limited to a "mere" 11 Mbps
> under 802.11b  :) The good news is 11 Mbps is still pretty strong, and
> most of the AP appliances out there also support 802.11b. 

This is not really a correction per say but the prism54 drivers
available at appear to be open-source and work with
Intersil chip set that supports 802.11g.  At least that is what works
with the D-Link DWL-G650 card that I have.  Note: there are several
versions of this card some that use the Prism54 chip set and others that
I believe use the Atheros chip set.  So watch the revision numbers (or
letters) on these cards.

Scot L. Harris
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