[ILUG] Wireless Card - Any experiences?
michael.conry at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 15:36:53 GMT 2004
On Wed, 03 Nov 2004 15:01:59 +0000, nils <nils at eircom.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-11-03 at 14:35 +0000, Richard Eibrand wrote:
> > I was browsing through Marx-Computers site looking for a wireless nic, and
> > found this,
> > Wireless PCMCIA adapter 54Mbps
> > E-Tech 54Mbps PCMCIA adapter for wireless networking (€45)
> komplett sell SMC2835W for 50 euro, www.prism54.org.
> I tend to stay away from manufactures that do no release spec for their
> cards as usually the drivers that are given are very flaky and only for
> a specific kernel version.
I think this was posted to list already in another thread, but just so
people have the information required to make an informed purchase,
newer SMC2835W cards don't actually use the Prism54 chipset, but Prism
Frisbee. I'm unsure of Linux support, but this page doesn't bode
Does anyone have any experience with actually using this card?
Related to the original question, Marx Computers are (in my
experience) a pretty friendly retailer. They cannot generally tell
you whether something will or won't work under linux, but when I ask
I've always been told that if it doesn't work I can bring it back for
a refund. I think this is pretty fair treatment, although it's mostly
of benefit to Dublin purchasers who can call in for the part and then
call in again to return it if there's a problem, all without incurring
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