[Nottingham] wireless 54Mbps for desktop PC

Lee nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Thu Jul 17 17:29:01 2003

> Back to the main point - ACX100 does 44Mbit (theoretically) but actually has
> a better range and speed than the supposed 54 Mbit when running in a
> realistic scenario. If I were you - I'd buy something later, much later,
> when Linux wireless drivers are built into the kernel!
> .waffle

hmm, so how do you know it's PBCC that's being 'better' than OFDM????

What's the output power of your and the receive sensitivity of your
card??? most of OFDM is rated at 15dbm and -65db@54meg....

you know, the faster the bit rate the lower the receive sensitivity??

do'nt be fooled into thinking the raw encoding method is any better than
ofdm, I mean, okay it works through to walls, but what about a lot of
multipath, how does it handle it......what we need is an ofdm vs pbcc

either way, TI or Broadcom arnt giving us linux drivers, and the ACX100
chipset drivers are pretty useless, try using anything bar channel 1!!!!

oh dear...

so, PBCC / OFDM whatever....just give me some linux drivers, with good
signal quality / link stat's reporting..and I will be a happy droid.