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SubjectRe: Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 vs. Broadcom BCM9430x
most laptop vendors that provide multiple wireless options also support 
the cisco aironet minipci card, you can allways vote with your wallet if
you think linux support for wireless chipsets is valuable.

joelja

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003, Marc Sowen wrote:

> Hi everybody,
>
> I hope this is not too off-topic, but the fact is that neither the Intel
> PRO/Wireless 2100 (Centrino) chipset nor the Broadcom BCM9430x (e.g.
> Dell Truemobile 1180/1300/1400) chipset is currently supported in Linux
> due to FCC regulation problems.
>
> Anyhow, I plan to get a new Notebook within the next 2 or 3 weeks and I
> need to decide, whether to go for the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 or the
> Broadcom BCM9430x chipset. I know it's hard to say, but what do you
> think, which company (Intel or Broadcom) is more likely to release the
> necessary documents and/or drivers for their chipsets? Both companys
> seem to ignore all inquiries concerning Linux support at the moment.
>
> While we're at it, are there any news from the WLAN front?
>
> Thank you!
>
> Marc
>
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