[WIRELESS] RE: Driver for USB Wireless client?
djennings at operamail.com
Wed Dec 4 23:32:17 EST 2002
Thanks to all who replied. I am going to have a go with the D-Link DWL-120 It has a higher power rating than most. Hopefully removing the internal antenna will not be too difficult.
BTW: I found Darryl's site very informative.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Kershaw <dragorn at nerv-un.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 20:54:10 -0500
To: djennings at operamail.com
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS] RE: Driver for USB Wireless client?
> Of all things, the Microsoft USB adapters use the prism chipset and work
> well in linux with the wlan-ng drivers.
> I've pulled one apart, and if you're handy with a soldering iron it would
> be very easy to remove their builtin antenna and solder a bit of LMR with
> a SMA jack onto the board - the builtin whip just uses a strand of LMR
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 12:28:20PM +1100, Darryl Smith wrote:
> > Personally what I do is put the USB device at the focus of a dish. That
> > way you don't need an external antenna - and I can use a PrismII card.
> > Darryl
> > ---------
> > Darryl Smith, VK2TDS POBox 169 Ingleburn NSW 2565 Australia
> > Mobile Number 0412 929 634 [+61 4 12 929 634 International]
> > Darryl at radio-active.net.au | www.radio-active.net.au
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: wireless-admin at lists.samba.org
> > [mailto:wireless-admin at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Derek Jennings
> > Sent: Monday, 25 November 2002 11:37 AM
> > To: wireless at lists.samba.org
> > Subject: Driver for USB Wireless client?
> > Can anyone recommend a USB wireless client with an external antenna with
> > a
> > Linux driver available?
> > USB support of PrismII cards in Linux seems Ok, but none of them seem to
> > have
> > external antennas.
> > The orinoco usb adapter looks perfect, but is there a driver to work
> > with it?
> > TIA
> > derek
> "This sick joke is my JOB!" -- Eric
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