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wavlan cards

On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, Seth M. Landsman wrote:

> Greets,
> 	So I'm seriously thinking about setting up wireless ethernet in my
> apartment.  Has anyone gone about this?

I'm running wireless in my house -- one WaveLAN (i.e., Orinoco) basestation
and cards for two notebooks.  

> 	Does anyone know of the PCI adapter is going to work under linux?
> 	If this is a good solution or if there is a better way to go about
> 	it?

The PCI adapater from Lucent is nothing special; it's pretty much a generic
PCMCIA-to-PCI adapter.  I've used my WaveLAN cards with an off-the-shelf
PCMCIA-to-ISA adapter w/o any problems.  In fact, they worked under both
Linux and Windows, which was a pleasant surprise.

If you have an ISA slot available you can pick these things up cheap on
eBay.  The PCI ones are harder to find, but I believe they'll work just as

You don't need anything special on your Linux box other than a current
release of the PCMCIA package (which includes wavelan drivers).

-- Lars

Lars Kellogg-Stedman <lars at> -->

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