[sclug] Which PCMCIA wifi card for Fedora core 3 ?

David Newcomb david.newcomb at bigsoft.co.uk
Wed Jan 19 09:48:33 UTC 2005

Where are you buying the orinoco from?

Martin Summers said:
> Hi David,
> I have had older D-link wireless cards in company machines that worked
> fine, but I have found that buying most modern wireless cards is a problem
> - they have all changed their firmware or driver set, and I have had a
> hard time finding wifi cards in popular shops (dabs , simply, e-buyer et
> al..) that sell a card that uses a prism54 , prism2, orinoco, or any of
> the more common linux drivers.
> My most amusing purchase was teh Netgear WG-511 - there are two versions
> of this card, the "Chinese" version and the other one. No other
> distinguishing diffrences - apart from the fact that they use different
> drivers. Of course, I ended up with the Chinese version, which doesn't
> have a linux driver...(doh !)
> The orinoco gold card is not cheap, but then again, I need the
> compatibility, so it will be a bargain (they are about 40 UKP).
> -Martin
> Martin Summers said:
>> Hello Everyone,
>> This is my first posting on sclug, but I have been watching it for quite
>> a
>> while (in fact too long !), but have never got round to posting, or
>> commenting on posts (..bad I know......:-( )
> I bought a D-Link AirPort DWL-650+ which uses the acx100 drivers, and it
> is a pain in the arse. I am never going to buy a D-Link card again.
> They change their chipsets without changing the model number, how
> stupid is that? The orinoco drivers come in a standard Redhat disto
> so given a second choice I would go with them.
> Regards,
> David

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