[olug] PCI Wireless
cybersean3000 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 1 15:29:09 UTC 2005
I already have a 486 running as a router/NAT box with
a Coyote Linux boot floppy.
I was hoping to upgrade my Coyote box to an old
Pentium with a PCI slot, and run the Linksys WAP11 as
a Host Access Point. That is how this all started.
--- "Shawn L. Djernes" <shawn at djernes.org> wrote:
> Well if you are looking at getting a "real" AP then
> look at the WRT54g.
> Yes, it is a router and you may not need a router.
> It has so many more
> features for the same cost or less of an AP.
> 1. Its a switch
> 2. Its Radio can be set in many modes (AP, client,
> bridge, repeater)
> 3. It Runs Linux !!!!
> 4. If you need a quick router in an emergency (LAN
> party, main one dies,
> 5. Cheapest way to get a 4 port Wireless Bridge.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: olug-bounces at olug.org
> [mailto:olug-bounces at olug.org]On Behalf Of
> Sean Edwards
> Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 12:51 AM
> To: olug at olug.org
> Subject: [olug] PCI Wireless
> Well, I finally got around to messing with the
> WAP11 PCI card from Jay.
> First of all, I had to figure out how to load the
> Windows driver. The two options were the Linuxant
> driverloader, and Open Source ndiswrapper. Although
> had all the pieces, the Windows driver and the card,
> Linuxant wanted $20 for a license. Needless to say,
> went with ndiswrapper.
> It was pretty easy to load ndiswrapper with the
> Windows driver, and configuring it with iwconfig was
> fairly easy too.
> Setting up the wireless network as ad-hoc was very
> simple, no surprises there. I even discovered the
> wireless network with KisMac on my G4. Then things
> went bad. Even though the the network information
> broadcasting, I could not ping either remote end of
> the wireless connection.
> As it turns out, there are a couple of versions of
> Linksys WAP11 PCI card. One version uses a Prism 2
> chip set, while the newer version uses a Broadcom
> set. I also found out that the Prism 2 chip set
> version of the card can run as a Host Access Point
> with Linux, and the Broadcom chip set version of the
> card can not. It appears to be a problem which
> with Broadcom not providing software or
> to the Linux community to facilitate drivers for
> I am sure the Linksys WAP11 PCI Broadcom card will
> work fine in my Linux desktop PC to access a WAP of
> some sort, but I don't have a wireless access point
> right now to test it. (I was trying to create one!)
> -=Sean Edwards=-
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