previous 802.11 thread (prism2 + managed mode, success with dlink)

Michael Still mikal at
Sun May 26 03:21:15 EST 2002

On Sat, 25 May 2002, Damien Elmes wrote:

> Michael Still <mikal at> writes:
> > This is exactly the solution I bought, from the same place...
> Great minds think alike (or we're both just cheap bastards ;-)

Well, I have seen the PCMCIA cards as low as $109 from, so I
didn't buy the cheapest cards I could find.

> ... I'd really like to detach X programs from an existing server and
> start running them on a new one...

Last time I tried, this wasn't much fun over 10mbit...

> > There is a page on my site (, which outlines my
> > experience with this process... Basically, it just works.
> Ahh, that's neat. I saw the 'warning, this is for testing purposes', and was a
> bit warned off - but it appears the driver functions quite well. Thanks for
> that - I've now got a linux box for an access point.
> What driver do you use for the PCMCIA end? I'm using the linux-wlan-ng drivers
> at the moment, as the kernel pcmcia hermes driver seems to drop to about 30k/s
> from 550+k/s after stopping and starting a few transfers.

I'm using David Gibson's excellent orinoco_cs drivers... They come in the
'box' with 2.4.18 or so.



Michael Still (mikal at     UMT+10hrs

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