4 Jul 2003 SyntaxPolice   » (Journeyer)

Wireless Card Hell

I have an urge to swear a lot.

  • Well I got a Gateway 450X laptop and really want to use the Centrino internal wireless, but that is not to be, at least not yet, something to do with the FCC, idono. I wrote to gateway and to Intel about this and got some OK replies.

  • So some time back I got a linksys card which requires wlan-ng it kinda worked, but crashed my machine every so often, which isn't so good. So I returned that card and decided to sit tight until I got a wireless hub anyway.

  • So I got a wireless hub the other day for a good price. I've seen it work, and even used it with my computer and someone else's wireless PCMCIA card.

  • So I got an SMC wireless card and got it home and it doesn't work in Linux yet. I fear wlan-ng so I want something that'll work without wlan-ng

  • So I returned that and got another linksys card, this time WPC11 ver. 4, and there were drivers on Linksys's web site. Sadly, those drivers crash my machine and even when they seem to be talking happily to the card, it won't connect to my router. So I'm going to return this one too.

    Anyway, who has time for this when there's real hacking to be done?

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