[clug] Wireless PCMCIA card recommendations
david.collett at dart.net.au
Tue Jul 13 01:07:40 GMT 2004
It would seem that the Airport Extreme is not a mini-PCI card at all,
though I'm sure I've seen it refered to as such... Damn...
I have a PCI 802.11g card, it is a Netcomm NP5420. I pulled it apart and
it apears to be a mini-pci card + PCI bridge. The chipset is prism,
which is well supported with the prism54 driver, now part of the stock
linux kernel. Its about $120 @ Dick Smith from memory. Probably a good
alternative to the "Revision A G520" for anyone wanting a cheap(ish)
mini-PCI 54G card which is easy to find.
On Wed, 2004-07-07 at 10:09, David Collett wrote:
> That sounds like a very neat hack, any idea if it would work in the
> current model apple ibook/powerbook ? I believe the airport extreem card
> is also a broadcom miniPCI card(?).
> On Tue, 2004-07-06 at 21:46, Alastair D'Silva wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 14:14, Brett Worth wrote:
> > > I have a Dell 5150 with an integrated Broadcom 4301 Wireless card.
> > > Broadcom dont support Linux (Even though Linux is used in many Wireless
> > > routers that have Broadcom chips. Isn't that rude! ).
> > >
> > I couldn't get the miniPCI Intel 2200BG in my laptop working with
> > FreeBSD's NDIS layer, so I removed it and gutted a DLink DWL-G520 to
> > replace it.
> > If you like, you can try the Intel in your machine (it seems people have
> > had success with it under Linux), and if it works, we can negotiate a
> > price.
> > Alternatively, you may want to consider tracking down a Revision A G520
> > to install - I've got some U-FL connectors available which you will
> > require to connect the internal antenna to the card (they ship with the
> > antenna soldered directly to the card).
> > --
> > Alastair D'Silva mob: 0423 762 819
> > Networking Consultant fax: 0433 141 032
> > New Millennium Networking web: http://www.newmillennium.net.au
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