[ILUG] wifi 11mbps pcmcia card for linux
xcraft at eircom.net
Thu Mar 18 17:22:24 GMT 2004
On Thu, 18 Mar 2004, Aidan Delaney wrote:
> Am C=C3=A9ad, 2004-03-17 ag 17:47, scr=C3=ADobh NW Dublin:
> > I got an SMC 2835W pcmcia card very recently from komplett (=E2=82=AC54=
> I can also vouch for these cards under 2.6.3. But watch out, my mate
> got a 2835WV2 and has had _lots_ of problems.
I reckon that would be me!
Yeah, I got the PCI version though, so YMMV with the PCMCIA model.
Apparently, SMC changed the chipset and/or firmware setup on the PCI card
about a month ago, and the Prism54 drivers no longer work.
In the end, I got a windows-driver wrapper from www.linuxant.com, which
works fine. it's partly closed-source though, and of course it relies on
the windows drivers, which are also closed source!
Not ideal, but at least the cards work for me now! (I got three, one in an
XP box, one under Debian, one under dual-boot 2k/rh9)
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