[clug] PCI wireless cards

Damien Elmes clug at repose.cx
Tue Nov 25 12:21:45 EST 2003

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au writes:

> 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?

Well, it was "good enough" most of the time on 2.4, and I've zero
complaints on 2.6. DWL-520. Certainly cheaper than buying a dedicated
access point. The PCI card also rests in my fileserver, hence disk
activity being an important consideration.

Damien Elmes

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