[clug] PCI wireless cards

Simon Fowler simon at himi.org
Tue Nov 25 11:31:10 EST 2003

On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 09:54:04AM +1100, Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au wrote:
> Damien wrote:
> > I had big problems with hostap and wlan-ng on 2.4. They were
> > reasonably reliable (didn't require restarting every day), but they
> > seemed very unstable in the face of heavy IDE disk activity. With
> So as someone who is toying with the idea of putting a PCI wireless
> card in their main fileserver so that household laptops can go wireless,
> should I be thinking twice, or are they (card and required utils) generally
> pretty stable?
I've been running one in a pci-cardbus bridge for a while without
problems . . . 

As long as you have a well supported chip (ie, an
orinoco/prism2/etc), it seems to work fine.


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