Easy question...Compatibility

Toby Corkindale tjcorkin at sa.pracom.com.au
Tue Apr 2 16:03:45 EST 2002

For what its worth, my laptop with mandrake 8.1 installed on it, detected
and brought up a pcmcia wavelan/orinoco/hermes/cabletron/enterasys/etc card
fine when I plugged it in.

The kernel recompile, pcmcia recompile, wavelan-tools, tcpdump, libpcap,
etc. etc. updates were only neccessary because I wanted to do raw crypted
traffic sniffing. Basic tcp/ip functionality was fine out of the box.

if you're having trouble getting things to work, there may be a more
fundamental problem?


On Wed, 27 Mar 2002 joelfressa at hotmail.com wrote:

> I had heard that my PCMCIA cards work in FreeBSD
> but the versions of BSD seem to be farther behind than
> Linux. I am afraid other hardware will not work with it.
> I dont know!
> Lets just say I might give it a try. Hmm. Any suggestions
> you want to add, email to me or the list and I will certainly
> use them gratefully.
> Thanks!!
> Joel

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