[oclug]Linux wireless hardware? where to find.
raineyr at sympatico.ca
Sun Jan 26 02:17:23 EST 2003
Ross Jordan wrote:
>>Oops. Sorry... guess i read too quickly.
>>I do however remember seeing a PCMCIA to PCI adaptor type of device
>>while researching wireless card support for linux. Here is the type
>>of device i'm talking about:
>>(http://www.wirelessbg.net/bg/products/wcard.htm, sorry page in russian),
>>if you scroll down until you see the item PCI-to-PCMCIA Adaptor.
>>You may want to look into this, although i'm not sure where you could
>>find one in ottawa.
>.... Of the available
>PCMCIA adapters, you can get (a) a PCMCIA bridge or .... The bridge has the benefit of working with *any*
>PCMCIA card, and drivers for the bridges are well supported under
>Linux and BSD. ... I can just pop out the PCMCIA card and put it in my Databook
>PCMCIA bridge and it work.
>ISA PCMCIA bridges go for about US$25 on ebay, which is cheaper than
>you could get an adapter for anyway.
>Hope that helps,
Does this mean that you can buy an ISA-to-PCMCIA or PCI-to-PCMCIA bridge
that may be able to act as a PCMCIA (which version?) bridge under linux
or BSD on any machine? Do you then need a driver for the OS that uses a
PCMCIA interface to talk to the peripheral ? Does anyone know how
effective wireless is through walls currently at what speed and distance
or with line-of-sight?
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